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Defaming the Dead$
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Don Herzog

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780300221541

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300221541.001.0001

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Embezzled, Diddled, and Popped

Embezzled, Diddled, and Popped

(p.1) I Embezzled, Diddled, and Popped
Defaming the Dead

Don Herzog

Yale University Press

The chapter opens by inviting the reader to imagine that at her funeral, someone falsely claims she embezzled money, diddled children in the park, and popped kittens in the microwave for fun. It then stages a collision between skeptical views dismissing the thought that that would qualify an injury and arguments that it would. It underwrites the skeptical case by exploring the case that contrary intuitions are an illegitimate hangover of religious beliefs about the afterlife.

Keywords:   defamation, posthumous harm, afterlife

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