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Death Versus Suffering

Sherry F. Colb and Michael C. Dorf

in Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175142
eISBN:
9780231540957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175142.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Sentience grounds not only a right against the infliction of suffering but a right to continued existence. Contrary to an argument traceable to Epicurus, even a painless death can be harmful, but if ... More


The Life of Words

Sandra Fahy

in Marching Through Suffering: Loss and Survival in North Korea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171342
eISBN:
9780231538947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171342.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines how the North Koreans used indirect speech, humor, and sarcasm as a way of negotiating the difficulties of the famine. It also analyzes how “smart” language was learned and ... More


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