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Bioethical Prescriptions

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  • i Recently, Samuel Scheffler (who refers to later work by Thomas Nagel, who himself cites Richard Wollheim) argues (in his Death and the After Life)7 that the death of the self that one has always been and that has been the frame of one's existence is part of what makes death bad. However, it is not clear that the badness of the end of what has framed one's whole life can account for there being a reason to put off beginning a person's life of constant content.

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