Fischer on the Time of Death’s Badness

Philosophia:1-10 (2024)
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In a recent article in this journal, John Martin Fischer defends the view that death harms its victim after she dies. More specifically, he develops a “truthmaking” account in order to solve what he calls the Problem of Predication for this view. In this reply, we argue that Fischer’s proposed solution to this problem is unsuccessful.



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Erik Carlson
Uppsala Universitet
Jens Johansson
Uppsala University

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Dissolving Death’s Time-of-Harm Problem.Travis Timmerman - 2022 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 100 (2):405-418.
Accounting for the Harm of Death.Duncan Purves - 2014 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 97 (1):89-112.
When is Death Bad, When it is Bad?John Martin Fischer - 2021 - Philosophia 49 (5):2003-2017.

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