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date: 06 December 2021

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This chapter examines when exactly a thing dies; analyzes the metaphysically necessary and sufficient conditions for a thing to die at a time; and discusses the relevant concepts of presentism, eternalism, the termination thesis, cryptobiosis, and the irreversibility of death. It suggests that being dead means having died and not having the capacity to live, and that terminus defines the time a thing dies.

Keywords: death, presentism, eternalism, termination thesis, cryptobiosis, terminus

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