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Course :  Death with Shelly Kagan

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Further bad aspects of death are considered, including ubiquity, or the fact that death may occur at any time and strike anyone. Professor Kagan invites students to contemplate the possibility of death-free time periods, vacation spots, and activities. He then considers the value of the human condition, which consists of life, followed by death. Finally, the question is raised as to whether it could be appropriate to refuse to face the fact of our own mortality. Professor Kagan distinguishes between two ways in which this notion could influence human behavior. On the one hand, it could cause one to behave differently; on the other hand, it may just cause a change in thought. Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

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