The Journal of Ethics 18 (4):325-330 (2014)

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John Fischer
University of California, Riverside
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We have argued that it is rational to have asymmetric attitudes toward prenatal and posthumous non-existence insofar as this asymmetry is a special case of a more general asymmetry in our attitudes toward past and future pleasures. Here we respond to an interesting critique of our view by Jens Johansson. We contend that his critique involves an inappropriate conflation of the time from which the relevant asymmetry emerges and the time of the badness of death
Keywords Asymmetry in attitudes  Jens Johansson  Lucretius  Prenatal and posthumous non-existence
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Why is Death Bad?Anthony L. Brueckner & John Martin Fischer - 1986 - Philosophical Studies 50 (2):213-221.
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