Readings for a course on death and philosophy
December 14, 2010 4:22 PM Subscribe
Philosophical approaches to death and dying. I am prepping a college course; looking for great readings on philosophical questions about death, but also: world religious/cultural traditions about dying/funerals/mourning/afterlife, how people in death-related jobs see their work (undertakers, hospice workers, doctors, chaplains, military/police...), writings of people who have terminal illnesses, psychological research on preparation for dying, etc.
posted by LobsterMitten to religion & philosophy (51 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I am in the gathering-ideas phase, so please feel free to suggest everything that comes to mind -- magazine articles, movies, novels, scholarly articles, historical Great Works stuff. Especially if you used it/read it in a college or graduate course and found it memorable or a good piece for class discussion.