A 97-Year-Old Philosopher Faces His Own Death

Powerful. In his 1996 book about death, Herbert Fingarette argued that fearing one’s own demise was irrational. When you die, he wrote, “there is nothing.” Why should we fear the absence of being when we won’t be there ourselves to suffer it? Twenty years later, facing his own mortality, the philosopher realized that he’d been… Continue reading A 97-Year-Old Philosopher Faces His Own Death