PHI132  Death

Outline

This module is mainly about death itself (whereas PHI125 is mainly about killing).   What is death?  What happens to us when we die?  Could there be an afterlife?  Would it be a good thing if there were?  What is it about death that we dislike so much, or that makes it bad?  Would it be better if we were immortal?   Do we have moral duties towards the dead?  The course will clarify these questions and attempt to answer them.  Readings will be taken from both historical and contemporary sources.

Lecturer

Eric Olson

Lectures - Spring 2018

Tuesday 4-5pm - Stephenson Building Lecture Theatre 2