Epicurus, Death, and the Wrongness of Killing

@article{Burley2010EpicurusDA,
  title={Epicurus, Death, and the Wrongness of Killing},
  author={Mikel Burley},
  journal={Inquiry},
  year={2010},
  volume={53},
  pages={68 - 86}
}
  • Mikel Burley
  • Published 2010
  • Philosophy
  • Inquiry
  • Abstract This article questions the assumption, held by several philosophers, that the Epicurean argument for death's being “nothing to us” must be fallacious since its acceptance would undermine the principle that killing is (in general) wrong. Two possible strategies are considered, which the Epicurean-sympathizer might deploy in order to show that the non-badness of death (for the person who dies) is compatible with killing's being wrong. One of these is unsuccessful; the other is more… CONTINUE READING

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