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    On the Varieties of Religious Rationality: Plato Versus the New Atheists.Joseph Morrill Kirby - 2015 - Cosmos and History 11 (1):69-102.
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    The Quest for Pleasure and the Death of Life.Joseph Morrill Kirby - 2011 - Cosmos and History 7 (2):94-113.
    In this paper, I present a parallel between Schopenhauer, who argues that a purely rational being would see life as meaningless suffering and therefore refuse to inflict existence on a new generation of humans, and economist Lester Thurow, who argues that it is irrational to care about what happens to the world after one's own death, even if this means the extinction of the human species. I show first how these attitudes stem from an orientation that judges life in terms (...)
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