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Samuel Scheffler, 13 September 1990

Natural Reasons: Personality and Polity 
by S.L. Hurley.
Oxford, 462 pp., £40, January 1990, 0 19 505615 9
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... To many people it seems obvious that science is objective in a way that ethics is not. Without being able to characterise the contrast between the objectivity of science and the subjectivity of ethics as clearly or precisely as a professional philosopher might wish, many people would nevertheless regard it as absurd to deny that such a contrast exists ...

After the Meteor Strike

Amia Srinivasan: Death, 24 September 2014

Death and the Afterlife 
by Samuel Scheffler.
Oxford, 210 pp., £19.99, November 2013, 978 0 19 998250 9
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... fondly. More things matter to us than we can or will ever experience. In Death and the Afterlife, Samuel Scheffler asks what matters to us more: the experienced facts of our lives, or the never to be experienced facts of what happens after we die? Common sense suggests the former, but Scheffler insists that what really ...

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