How can death matter to the dead person? – About the argument

Does death harm the person who dies?

In defending the view that death can harm the person who dies, Jack Li refutes Epicurean and Lucretian arguments that death cannot harm us and that it is irrational to fear death. Epicurus held that a person can be harmed only when he exists. Because death is the end of a person’s existence, death cannot harm him.

What is the significance of death?

Death is a significant and inevitable part of life. Thinking and talking about it, understanding how you feel and what you believe, and sharing your wishes with your loved ones and medical team can give you peace of mind and allow others to take care of you in accordance to your wishes.

Why do we respect the dead more than the living defend your answer?

Perhaps we respect the dead because they are totems that remind us to renew ourselves in the time we have left to us; to orientate ourselves to values that have deep meaning for us, and to cherish the living and this unsettling, curious thing we call life.

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