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Philosophy Dissertations – Life Death Immortality

Abstract In this paper I discuss whether immortality in the physical form is desirable. In accordance with the deprivation account I seek to defend the commonsense view that death is a bad thing for the individual but will argue that consistency and logic does not require me to believe that an immortal existence is to […]

Pages: 14 Words: 4203 Topics: Death, Existence, Immortality, Meaning Of Life, Reasoning, Time

Transformation of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh is a historical piece of literature that shaped history and has some impact on modern day literature as well. Perhaps one of the key reasons the Epic of Gilgamesh is so widespread and has continued to be such a great deal in literature for a long time, is because it gives […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1510 Topics: Epic Of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh, Hero, Immortality
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Tuesday’s with Morrie: Understanding Dying and Death

There are so many different ways in which society and culture shape the death experience. Not every individual is the same in their beliefs therefore everyone’s dying experience is different. In our American culture, today death is something that is typically feared. Michael Leming and George Dickson stated in their textbook titled, Understand Death, Dying […]

Pages: 7 Words: 1957 Topics: Belief, Death, Happiness, Immortality, Reasoning, Time, Tuesdays With Morrie

“Makropulos Case” by Bernard Williams

In “Makropulos Case”, Bernard Williams argues that death is necessary for life to remain interesting. The starting point of Williams’ thoughts is the play “The Makropulos Affair” by Karel ?apek, in which the character, Elina, after drinking an elixir acquires an incredibly long life (342 years and beyond). Endless life led the character not to […]

Pages: 2 Words: 746 Topics: Epistemology, Existence, Immortality, Metaphysics

My Theory of Personal Identity

Are you the same person overtime? Am I the same person overtime? Is infant Sabrena Ford the same as sixteen year old Sabrena Ford who, later, is still the same as 32 year old, married, Sabrena Edwards? What makes Sabrena the same Sabrena overtime? What has remained constant within Sabrena that defines her as a […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1244 Topics: Epistemology, Immortality, Metaphysics, Reasoning

Life Expectancy and Immortality

Since the beginning of time, the life of human beings has been limited here on earth. According to the Biblical and Quran accounts of creation, man failed God and thus the punishment was mortality. Thereafter, human beings have been trying all they can to receive salvation and doing good deeds on earth in the hope […]

Pages: 3 Words: 793 Topics: Culture Shock, Immortality, Life Expectancy

“The Iliad”: Achilles and Hektor

In classical mythology a hero is a person of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits and is often the offspring of a mortal and a god (Lecture 9.2). Heroes usually rise from a divine heritage, from the elite, not like regular folks who rise the ranks. In Homer’s Iliad heroes are defined by […]

Pages: 4 Words: 1256 Topics: Fiction, Greek Mythology, Hero, Iliad, Immortality
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