PHI 3695

Philosophy and Death

Credits: 3; Prereq: sophomore or higher standing or PHI 2010 or PHI 2100 or PHI 2630 or PHM 2204 or philosophy major or minor or instructor permission.

A philosophical investigation of the nature and significance of death. Focuses on critical assessment of arguments regarding such topics as the definition of death, whether death is bad for the deceased, whether immortality is desirable or even conceivable, and the ethics of ending and starting lives. (H)