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date: 22 February 2019

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This chapter examines the evil of death in the context of metaphysics. It explains that fundamental metaphysics is a search for the fundamental reality that underlies ordinary facts, and contends that the relationship between theses of fundamental metaphysics and questions of value is not a straightforward one. The chapter discusses two metaphysical views about the nature of time, four-dimensionalism, and presentism, and suggests that presentism is consistent with the idea that death is evil because it deprives the deceased of the goods of life.

Keywords: evil of death, metaphysics, nature of time, four-dimensionalism, presentism, goods of life

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