This is a paper that is focusing on what makes death bad for the one who dies according to Kagan. The paper also provides additional information to use in writing the assignment well and clearly.
What makes death bad for the one who dies according to Kagan
Answer one of the following questions. (approximate word length, 1,200-1,500 words)
Submit as a Word or PDF Document on Moodle by Dec. 10th. Late penalty is 5% per day, unless you have a documented medical excuse.
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1. According to Kagan, what makes death bad for the one who dies? Consider two major objections to this view that Kagan discusses. Explain how he responds to each of these objections. Raise one other challenge to his view of what makes death bad for the one who dies. According to Kagan, would immortality be desirable? Explain his argument for his view? Explain the memory loss/evolving personality argument for how immortality could be desirable. Also, explain Kagan’s response to that argument. Discuss one important problem for Kagan’s response. In the final analysis, do you think an immortal life under ideal conditions could be desirable? Why or why not?
2. What is Kagan’s view on whether it is appropriate to fear death? Explain his argument for his view. Discuss an important problem for Kagan’s argument? How might Kagan best reply to that problem? What emotions does Kagan think are appropriate when thinking about one’s death? Explain. According to Kagan, how should the fact that you will die affect how you should lead your life? Do you agree with Kagan, if not, why not, and if so, how might you hope to implement those insights into your own life?