Academic Catalog

PHIL461 PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE AND DEATH

Course Code: 2410461
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Philosophy
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MUTLU MURAT BA
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

A study of the philosophical perspectives on vitality and demise of human beings. Conceptual and critical investigation of the meaning and significance of life and death. Ancient and Modern views on the meaning of being alive; historical accounts of the distinguishing characteristics of human life and consciousness; the meaning of life; ethical issues about abortion; conceptual analysis of dying and death; existential and phenomenological approaches to death; philosophy, literature and death; contemporary culture and the phenomenon of death.