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Question posted on December 12, 2013; 1 response
In one of my classes, we had to pick a topic and a side. All through out my research my- for the lack of a better term- opponent kept saying "euthanasia is the work of the devil!" I beg to...
Death, Ethics Show

Question posted on October 10, 2013; 1 response
If the probability of death is 100%, and the probability of being alive tomorrow is uncertain, does that mean the probability of dying tomorrow is greater than the probability of being alive? If so, why am I so convinced that...
Death, Probability Show

Question posted on September 5, 2013; 2 responses
Does the expression "Lose your life" imply dualism? Consider the expression "to lose your life" and related ones, "to be robbed of your life", "to have the rest of your life stolen from you". To lose something makes a division of time...
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Question posted on December 6, 2012; 1 response
What are some questions a philospher might ask about death or dying...
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Question posted on May 31, 2012; 3 responses
If a person is not afraid of non-existance then if he is afaid of death he is actually afraid of the possible pain involved ; does this seem reasonable?...
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Question posted on February 9, 2012; 1 response
Why do so many people insist so strongly, even aggressively, that without death, nothing would have any value? What's the big deal?...
Death, Value Show

Question posted on November 12, 2011; 1 response
If humans are nothing more than the interaction of DNA and environmental stimuli does this give us any hope for life after death? this may sound paradoxical, but if I am composed merely of memories and perceptions brought on by...
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Question posted on November 3, 2011; 1 response
i have a lot questions about the possibility of immortality , and i want a list of the most important essays and books on this subject .would you please send me a list that survey this problem in rational way...
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Question posted on October 20, 2011; 1 response
Hi A common response to the question of life after death is that it can't exist because of an identity problem- i.e. if I was reincarnated I would no longer have my memories and therefore not be me...However isn't this more...
Death, Identity Show

Question posted on July 15, 2011; 1 response
I recently read a story in the news about near death experience...People seeing dead relatives, bright lights etc. The article mentioned that the science community is currently researching and one of the things they are doing is placing objects...
Consciousness, Death Show

Question posted on July 3, 2011; 2 responses
If time is infinite does this give us any hope for life after death? After all if time is infinite, it is inevitable that all the cells in my body (my DNA etc) will be reconstructed in some far off...
Death, Time Show

Question posted on April 6, 2011; 1 response
Some people say, hopefully with a good dose of irony, that murder is a victimless crime. In a twisted sense, this is almost true; once murder has been committed, the victim no longer exists (not as a person at...
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Question posted on March 15, 2011; 1 response
Following the recent tragic events in Japan there has been a "wave" of jokes and puns on the internet about the earthquake and tsunami. Is it morally acceptable to joke about something so serious and tragic? Should ethical people be...
Death, Ethics Show

Question posted on March 9, 2011; 1 response
What happens after death? I mean, I've thought about this for a while, and have concluded that this current life, the life we are all in, is merely for the purposes of enjoyment and pleasure (reading Aristotle's works :)...
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Question posted on December 24, 2010; 1 response
I believe it would be wrong, in normal circumstances, to break a promise made to someone who died meanwhile, even if no one will benefit from the keeping of the promise. I also believe that, if keeping the promise would...
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Question posted on December 2, 2010; 2 responses
Where can I find some good philosophical/political arguments for and against euthanasia? ...
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Question posted on November 17, 2010; 1 response
If you personally cannot slaughter an animal by your own hand or even imagine doing so, then should you still eat meat? Do you still have the natural right to eat meat?...
Animals, Death, Ethics Show

Question posted on November 6, 2010; 2 responses
I have a reoccurance of Base of Tongue cancer, and this is a dehumanizing sort of cancer in that it starts to strip away some our most basic asthetic appreciations: eating food, tasting, swallowing, speaking and sexual intimacy. It...
Death, Value Show

Question posted on October 28, 2010; 1 response
The issue of immortality is a tricky one, ethically speaking, since death has a stabilizing effect on our population and for everyone to be immortal would result in overcrowding and shortages far faster than would happen otherwise. However, if...
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Question posted on October 4, 2010; 1 response
If someone died at age 95, we wouldn't think him unfortunate--it isn't a bad thing, for him, not to have lived much longer. However, if someone died at age 15, we would thing him unfortunate. Why? I suspect that our...
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