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This is a lecture clip from my online Philosophy of Death and Dying course.

This is a lecture clip from my online Philosophy of Death and Dying course.

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  • 1. What about an ImmortalAfterlife?Present Character Categorical Desires Reasons to+Future Projects Live Can’t simply say “it’s heaven, youwouldn’t be bored.” Can’t modify person’s character toomuch
  • 2. Summing Up… Categorical desires are the desires that give us reasons tolive. So long as we have them, we will not want to die, andit will be bad for us if we do. Having categorical desires requires a certain connectionbetween our present character and our future projects. Togive rise to categorical desires, our future projects mustlook attractive to our present selves. This is the standardthat an immortal existence can’t meet. This also shows us that while death often comes tooearly, before a person has had a chance to experience thebenefits of life, it can also come too late.

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