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10 Good Questions about Life and Death makes us think again about some of the most important issues we ever have to face.
Addresses the fundamental questions that many of us ask about life and death.
Written in an engaging and straightforward style, ideal for those with no formal background in philosophy.
Focuses on commonly pondered issues, such as: Is life sacred? Is it bad to die? Is there life after death? Does life have meaning? And which life is best?
Encourages readers to think about and respond to the human condition.
Features case studies, thought-experiments, and references to literature, film, music, religion and myth.
Table of Contents
1. Where Can I Find Answers?.
2. Is Life Sacred?.
3. Is it Bad to Die?.
4. Which Deaths Are Worse?.
5. Might I Live On?.
6. Should I Take the Elixir of Life?.
7. Who's Who?.
8. Is it all Meaningless?.
9. More and Better?.
10. Does Reality Matter?.
Notes and Further Reading.
About the Author
Christopher Belshaw is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Staff Tutor (Arts) with the Open University. He is the author of Ideas (1998) and Environmental Philosophy (2001).