B.S. Degree in Biology: Health and Medical Sciences {19-20} - Death and Dying

Course Code
PHIL 335  Credits
Title Death and Dying 
Lasc Area
  • Goal 6
  • Goal 9
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Everybody dies. But is that a bad thing? Going back to Epicurus, philosophers have argued about this question. The implications should be obvious: if death isn’t a bad thing, then what do we say about murder, war, suicide, and end of life issues? On the other hand, if death is bad, what makes it so? In this class, we will consider questions about what life is and what death is, what impact on life’s meaning death has, whether death is bad or not, and how our answers to these questions will impact our thinking about procreation, suicide, and killing others. MnTC Goal 6 and 9.