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Is Death an Evil?

Author: Jonathan Beale (Researcher-in-Residence, Eton College) [D]eath, the most terrifying of ills, is nothing to us, since so long as we exist death is not with us; but when death comes, we do not exist. It does not then concern either the living or the dead, since for the former it is not, and the latter are no more. –Epicurus Is death bad for the one who dies? Of course, one’s death can be bad for others; in that sense, death is usually a tragedy. But that is not the concern of ...

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