NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2019, Book 1

Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS OF DEATH AND DYING

Prof. Vasil Gluchman

ABSTRACT

Life and death are two sides of one coin. The fact that we are born is to some extent coincidental, but the certainty is that we die once. They are two milestones that define the beginning and the end of our existence. Death and dying, in my opinion, have meaning only in relation to life. Therefore, their exploration cannot be a realized in philosophy and ethics in a different way than in relation to life. That is, as a challenge to life, so that we can formulate the right conclusion from the fact of the existence of death and awareness of dying, that is, as a challenge to life. It means to strive to live a good life, to be able to carry out the art of living in the form of flourishing and meaningful life in relation to themselves but also to other people in the near or wider social community of which we are members, or in relation to humanity as a whole.

KEYWORDS

life, death, philosophy, ethics, human dignity

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference Proceedings 2019, Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-05-8, PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS OF DEATH AND DYING, 203-209 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/nordsci2019/b1/v2/35