Single Idea 9304

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / d. Death]

Full Idea

Death appears to be more frightening the less one has lived.

Gist of Idea

Death appears to be more frightening the less one has lived

Source

Lars Svendsen (A Philosophy of Boredom [2005], Ch.2)

Book Reference

Svendsen,Lars: 'A Philosophy of Boredom' [Reaktion Books 2005], p.55


A Reaction

[He credits Adorno with this] A good thought, which should be immediately emailed to Epicurus for comment. Which is worse - to die when you have barely started your great work (Ramsey), or dying in full flow (Schubert)?