By J. Li

lt is with nice excitement that I write this preface for Or Li's publication, wh ich addresses the venerable and vexing concerns surrounding the matter of even if loss of life could be a damage to the person that dies. This challenge is an historic one that was once raised some time past by means of the early Greek thinker Epicurus, who notoriously argued that demise is at no time a damage to its 'victim' simply because sooner than dying there's no harrn and after demise there's no sufferer. Epicurus's end is conspicuously at odds with our prereflective­ and as a rule our post-reflective-intuitions, and diverse concepts have for this reason been proposed to refute or steer clear of the Epicurean end that dying can't be an evil in spite of everything. How then are we to account for our instinct that dying isn't just an evil, yet probably the worst evil: which may befall us? this can be the foremost factor that Or Li addresses. Or Li's booklet explores quite a few replacement techniques to the advanced and tough matters surrounding Epicurus's infamous argument and gives a defence ofthe intuitively believable end that demise can certainly be a damage to the person that dies. This problem to Epicurus's declare that dying is rarely a damage to the person that dies is constructed when it comes to an in depth exploration of the problems raised not just by way of Epicurus, but in addition by way of his many successors, who've replied variously to the hard concerns which Epicurus raised.

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