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If a person is not afraid of non-existance then if he is afaid of death he is

If a person is not afraid of non-existance then if he is afaid of death he is actually afraid of the possible pain involved ; does this seem reasonable?

Ie he is convinced that death would bring no pain he might still be afraid. Then it would be something else he feared. I don't know what he might rationally fear in such a case.

You are reasoning along the lines of Epicurean philosophers, who argued that death is non-existence and therefore should not matter to us. (See a nice discussion of this in Havi Carel's recent book "Illness.") You are perhaps wondering how to interpret a lingering fear of death, and suggesting that such a fear may be rational if it is fear of the possible pain involved in dying. It's also possible that a lingering fear of death is not rational.