A History of Human Responses to Death: Mythologies, Rituals, and Ethics

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E. Mellen Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Philosophy - 508 pages
This study examines death and its impact on human thinking from a biological and historical viewpoint. It finds that fear of death is the motive behind the human need to accomplish anything. It also discusses care of the terminally ill, mercy killing, suicide, and the death penalty.

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Man and death
Death as a natural phenomenon
Death and philosophy

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