Importance, Fame, and Death

  title={Importance, Fame, and Death},
  author={Guy Kahane},
  journal={Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement},
  pages={33 - 55}
  • G. Kahane
  • Published 1 October 2021
  • Philosophy
  • Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement
Abstract Some people want their lives to possess importance on a large scale. Some crave fame, or at least wide recognition. And some even desire glory that will only be realised after their death. Such desires are either ignored or disparaged by many philosophers. However, although few of us have a real shot at importance and fame on any grand scale, these can be genuine personal goods when they meet certain further conditions. Importance that relates to positive impact and reflects our agency… 



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