It is an evil that we die. The badness of death is constituted by the cessation of the good of life. But not every cessation of a good is an evil. If I have a good conversation for several hours with a friend and then we go our separate ways, the cessation of the conversation isn't an evil. Only the cessation of a due good is an evil.
But how is it due to us not to die? Is it not a part of our very nature as human beings that we die?
Here's an argument:
- If the empirical manifestation of our nature matches our real nature, what we are supposed to be, then death as such is not an evil, just a cessation of a good.
- Death as such is an evil.
- So, the empirical manifestation of our nature does not match our real nature, what we are supposed to be.