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Facing DeathEpicurus and his Critics$
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James Warren

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199252893

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0199252890.001.0001

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Fears of Death

Fears of Death

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(p.1) 1 Fears of Death
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Facing Death
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DOI:10.1093/0199252890.003.0001

A clarification of the various ways in which it is possible to fear ‘death’: fearing dying, fearing being dead, regretting being mortal, fearing premature death. An initial examination of the viability of a rational therapy of these fears and of the Epicureans' awareness of the distinct ways in which it is possible to fear death.

Keywords:   complete life, death, Epicurus, fear, harm, Lucretius, mortality, Philodemus, post mortem future

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