Ben Bradley: How Should We Feel About Death?

In his lecture, Professor Bradley will examine the question of what attitude it is appropriate to have concerning one’s death, given the supposition that the badness of death is determined by what death deprives its victim from having.

Ben Bradley is Professor of Philosophy at the Philosophy Department, Syracuse University.  He has been Chair of the Philosophy Department since 2012, as well as Director of the Integrated Learning Major in Ethics. Prof. Bradley has also taught at Western Washington University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Illinois Wesleyan University. In 2011-12 he was Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1999. Prof. Bradley’s core areas of specialization are ethics and philosophy of death. He is the author of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death (2012), co-edited with Fred Feldman and Jens Johansson and Well-Being and Death (2009).