9780190247478-0190247479-Death and Nonexistence

Death and Nonexistence

ISBN-13: 9780190247478
ISBN-10: 0190247479
Author: Yourgrau, Palle
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 232 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780190247478
ISBN-10: 0190247479
Author: Yourgrau, Palle
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 232 pages

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Acknowledged authors Yourgrau, Palle wrote Death and Nonexistence comprising 232 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0190247479 and 9780190247478. Since then Death and Nonexistence textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The dead are gone. They count for nothing. Yet, if we count the dead, their number is staggering. And they account for most of what is great about civilization. Compared to the greatness of the dead, the accomplishments of the living are paltry. Which is it then: are the dead still there to be counted or not? And if they are still there, where exactly is "there"? We are confronted with the ancient paradox of nonexistence bequeathed us by Parmenides. The mystery of death is the mystery of nonexistence.

A successful attempt to provide a metaphysics of death, then, must resolve the paradox of nonexistence. That is the aim of this study. At the same time, the metaphysics of death, of ceasing to exist, must serve as an account of birth, of coming to exist; the primary thesis of this book is that this demands going beyond existence and nonexistence to include what underlies both, which one can call, following tradition, "being." The dead and the unborn are therefore objects that lack existence but not being. Nonexistent objects - not corpses, or skeletons, or memories, all of which are existent objects - are what are "there" to be counted when we count the dead.

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