A good death: on the value of death and dying

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Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis, 2001 - Philosophy - 359 pages
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Contents of this book include: the Event of Death, the Period of Death, on "Good" and "Death", Instrumental vs. Final value, the Hedonistic Theory, Being a Certain Kind of Person, Death - a Unique Event, the Deprivation Factor, Vitalism, Prolonging or Shortening Life, Deforming the Period of Dying, a Simple Death, a Public Death, Staging One's Departure, Synchronic Consistency, Acceptance and Awareness of Death, Continuity and Restoration of Important Relationships, External/Internal Peacefulness, Suffering as a Cause of Good, a Self-possessed Death, Meaning as Making for a Good Death. Dignity According to Callahan. Recapitulation of Important Results, Completion of Wordly Affairs

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Contents

Introduction
12
Questions and Method
21
The Value of the Event of Death
53
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