PHIL 225

Death and Dying

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Focuses on thinking about end of life issues from a philosophical perspective. Readings are drawn from the history of philosophy and from contemporary philosophy. Topics include the problem of defining death, whether death is an evil to be feared, the relationship between death and a meaningful life, the morality and rationality of suicide and the issue of physician assisted suicide and euthanasia.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of PHIL 225, PHIL 290 (if taken as section A01 in Sep-Dec 2008, section A01 in Sep-Dec 2010, section A01 in Sep-Dec 2011, or as section A02 in Jan-Apr 2014, or as section A01 in Jan-Apr 2016, or as section A01 in Sep-Dec 2016).

Undergraduate course in Philosophy offered by the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Humanities.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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