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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 111
Professor
Paul Fairfield
Semester
Fall

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Epicurus 10/10/2012 8:54:00 AM One of three letters that has survived through antiquity Advice from a friend to another as to his views on how to live a good life Famous for the argument that death is not to be feared Commonly interpreted that death is a terrible thing Fear death because it will be bad for us to die. What will happen to my loved ones We don’t want to die for our own sakes: we have something to lose Once we die: we will achieve what the Greeks called ataraxia  State of mind free of distress and worry Process of dying is difficult but actually state of dead is nothing to fear Fear because of pain Being dead is not hanging around lacking the ability to interact When you're dead, there is no I. The subject is removed therefore death cannot affect anyone Cannot be a
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