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PHL 522

Philosophy and Death

Death and human mortality have been central philosophical topics since ancient times. This course deals with philosophical reflections about the nature of death and our knowledge of it. Questions to be considered may include: What is death? Are there reasons for thinking we have immortal souls? Would immortality be desirable? Are there reasons for thinking we could survive death? Is death a bad thing for the person who dies? Is it rational to fear death?
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Liberal Studies: UL

Prerequisites

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Antirequisites

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Co-Requisites

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Custom Requisites

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Philosophy