Death, nothingness, and subjectivity

In Daniel Kolak & R. Martin (eds.), The Experience of Philosophy. Wadsworth Publishing 15-20 (1995)
The words quoted above distill the common secular conception of death. If we decline the traditional religious reassurances of an afterlife, or their fuzzy new age equivalents, and instead take the hard-boiled and thoroughly modern materialist view of death, then we likely end up with Gonzalez-Cruzzi. Rejecting visions of reunions with loved ones or of crossing over into the light, we anticipate the opposite: darkness, silence, an engulfing emptiness. But we would be wrong
Keywords Afterlife  Death  Metaphysics  Nothingness  Subjectivity
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