Symmetry Argument Against the Badness of Death

Almost everyone fears death. But is this fear rational? Should we fear death? In this Wireless Philosophy video, Travis Timmerman (Seton Hall University) discusses the Symmetry Argument against the badness of death. He explains why one of the most popular responses to the argument fails. He also offers his own response, one that preserves the judgment that death can be bad for the one who dies.

Associate Professor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University

I am an assistant professor of philosophy at Seton Hall University. I completed my MA and PhD in philosophy at Syracuse University. Before I came to Syracuse, I completed a BA in philosophy, as well as a BS and MA in political science at Arizona State University.
My primary research interests are in normative ethics, animal welfare, global poverty, and the philosophy of death.

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