Philosophy of Death (PHIL 293.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
PHIL 293 02 January 2018 Emer O'Hagan
PHIL 293 02 January 2017 Robert Hudson
PHIL 293 01 September 2016 Emer O'Hagan


Death is inevitable. This course examines the philosophical significance of this by considering a variety of issues surrounding the meaning, reality, and moral and political implications of death and dying. Some of the following questions may be studied: Would it be good to be immortal? Does anything survive the bodily death of a person? What does it mean to be dead? Is death an evil? How should an understanding of my own mortality influence the way I live my life?


3 credit units in philosophy or completion of 12 credit units at the university.

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