PL 368 - Philosophy of Death and Dying
(3 cr.) What does it mean to live and what does it mean to die? How do we distinguish life and death, living and dying? Is there a way to die well in the same way that we assume there is a way to live well? How do we justify our beliefs about issues of life and death? Is suicide ethically defensible? Do we have a duty to prevent death? Should we consider death an evil, and could it ever be a good? Should we care about our posthumous reputations? Students in this course explore these and related questions, drawing important insights from a range of relevant philosophical literature and personal narratives on death and dying. Prerequisite: PL 101, FYS 101 or QU 101; Every Other Year, Spring

Spring 2017