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

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E. Mellen Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Philosophy - 508 pages
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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
3
Death as a natural phenomenon
37
Death and philosophy
75
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