|(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 or QU 101; Every Other Year, Spring|