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What Makes it Bad to Die?

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Join us for 'Ageing Well', our new talk series for seniors in collaboration with the University of Sheffield. 'Ageing Well' is part of the 'Philosopher in Residence' project.

Eric Olson 
Town Trust room
Death, in most circumstances, is one of the worst things that can happen to someone. Yet it's not bad in the way that other harms, such as injury or illness, are bad. It doesn't put you into a bad state, supposing, at least, that there is no afterlife. The process leading up to death may be unpleasant but we don't suffer when we're dead. So it's not obvious what makes death bad. Some philosophers have even argued that it isn't bad at all. 
 

Earlier Event: May 20
Thy Kingdom Come Beacon Event
Later Event: May 25
Lunchtime Recital: James Kealey