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Life, death, and meaning: key philosophical readings on the big questions
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Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016].
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Book
Edition:
Third edition.
ISBN:
9781442258310, 1442258314, 9781442258334, 1442258330
Physical Desc:
xii, 472 pages ; 23 cm
Status:
Aims Greeley Circulation
BD431 .L418 2016
Description
Do our lives have meaning? Should we create more people? Is death bad? Should we commit suicide? Would it be better to be immortal? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic? Since Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings on the Big Questions first appeared, David Benatar's distinctive anthology designed to introduce students to the key existential questions of philosophy has won a devoted following among users in a variety of upper-level and even introductory courses.
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English

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Benatar, D. (2016). Life, death, and meaning: key philosophical readings on the big questions. Third edition. Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Benatar, David. 2016. Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings On the Big Questions. Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Benatar, David, Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings On the Big Questions. Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Benatar, David. Life, Death, and Meaning: Key Philosophical Readings On the Big Questions. Third edition. Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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