Shelly Kagan is the Clark Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. Kagan’s main research interests lie in moral philosophy, and in particular, normative ethics. Much of his work centers on the debate between consequentialist and deontological moral theories, with publications on the nature of well-being, moral desert, utopia, and the connections between Kantianism and consequentialism.

Kagan is a popular lecturer at Yale, known for his introductory lectures on Death and Ethics. His course on Death has been turned into an Open Yale Course, which is particularly popular in China and Korea. Death, a book based on this course, has been a national bestseller in South Korea.

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 Death, by Kagan

For more information and resources on the lectures/book, visit the “Death” page