The Soul, The Self, And Death

by Zoë Pollock

How Hume accepted his own mortality:

Hume cited the reference by the poet Lucretius to what Epicurus said about the fear of death. According to Epicurus there is a symmetrical relation between our non-existence before we were born and our non-existence after death. We don’t consider our not having existed for an eternity before birth as a terrible thing. So why should our not existing for an eternity after death be considered an evil?