To recapture the positive meaning of death
, we might do well to supplement the moral reconstruction of immortality with a biological account of mortality.
131) proclaim it: "Any span of the life cycle lived without vigorous meaning at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end endangers the sense of life and the meaning of death
in all whose life stages are intertwined.
The meaning of death
, the prospect and consequences of pursuing immortality, the power of science, the responsibilities of creators, monsters as metaphors, the transposition of ugliness and goodness, life vs.
Contributors in medicine, palliative care, psychiatry, and philosophy explore themes related to the public meaning of death
, patient autonomy and clinical neutrality, and respect and cultural norms.
Lapidus undertakes to explain "The Meaning of Death
in Islam;" while Harald Wagner lays out some of "Catholic Theology's Main Thoughts.