Facing Death: Epicurus and His Critics

Synopsis

The ancient philosophical school of Epicureanism tried to argue that death is "nothing to us." Were they right? James Warren examines the arguments they offered and evaluates their success, setting them against modern philosophical accounts of how death can be a harm. He also asks whether a life free from all fear of death is an attractive option and what the consequences would be of a full acceptance of the Epicureans' views.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • James Warren
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 2004