Category Archives: Death

Summary of Nick Bostrom’s, “The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant”

Nick Bostrom (1973 – ) holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (2000). He is a co-founder of the World Transhumanist Association (now called Humanity+) and co–founder of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Continue reading Summary of Nick Bostrom’s, “The Fable of the Dragon-Tyrant”

Summary of Steven Luper’s, “Annihilation”

 

Steven Luper is Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio Texas.  He received his PhD from Harvard in 1982. In his essay “Annihilation,” he argues that death is a terrible thing and that Epicurus’ indifference to death is badly mistaken Continue reading Summary of Steven Luper’s, “Annihilation”

Summary of George Pitcher’s, “The Misfortunes of the Dead”

A dead magpie

George Pitcher is an emeritus professor of philosophy at Princeton where he was a member of the philosophy department from 1956-1981. His 1984 article, “The Misfortunes of the Dead,” addresses the question of whether the dead can be harmed. Continue reading Summary of George Pitcher’s, “The Misfortunes of the Dead”