Health Forums  

Go Back   Health Forums > Health General > Death & Dying

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
What is your philosophical definition of DEATH?
Old
  (#1 (permalink))
Junior Member
 
Apollonia's Avatar
 
Offline
Posts: 17
Join Date: Dec 2008
Default What is your philosophical definition of DEATH? - 12-19-2008, 07:21 AM

Most, if not all, persons define death with a lowercase d in accordance with biological reductionists who view death simply as that the heart and brain have ceased to function.Few define Death with a capital D, that is, philosophically. Few can identify Death, and stand a chance at avoiding it. What is your philosophical definition of Death with a capital D, or what are the signs that someone has reached Death? How do you try to avoid Death?
   
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old
  (#2 (permalink))
Hispanophile
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default 03-04-2009, 03:37 PM

Because I see no practical benefit in personifying death, and because we have no real chance of avoiding it in the long run, I can do no better than repeat the answer I offered to a similar question earlier. Here it is:The intriguing thing about making statements about death is that there is absolutely no way of being proved wrong. Any assertion, however fanciful, about the afterlife will never be shown to be wrong. In my view, death -- as opposed to dying -- is not"experienced"at all. Epicurus was right: death is not to be feared, because while we are alive we are (obviously) not in death, and when we're dead we do not perceive ourselves as dead. The moral is that while we live we should busy ourselves with living; being dead (which is easy; it's dying that's hard) will take care of itself.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#3 (permalink))
RobinRedBear
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default 03-11-2009, 10:31 PM

There are many types of Death. One can still be physically alive and walk thru this world...Dead. By this I mean with no care for others and no interest for anything but themselves. There is a Death of old things, like habits, when one quits smoking, it is the Death of a old habit, which in turnes gives birth to something new, like the healthier body for example. There is also a physical Death, where the body ceases to function, yes the heart stops beating. But, we are more than just Physical Beings, when the body ceases to be, the Spirit will continue on.....Death is always balanced with Birth, in some form or another....these are a few thoughts that I have about Death.I fear it not, for I am greatful for Life.Peace and Love to allR.R.B.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#4 (permalink))
Junior Member
 
Offline
Posts: 5
Join Date: Dec 2010
Default 12-03-2010, 06:50 AM

What is the death of legislative concern, when in fact we know for certain is death (before) with concern. A philosophical purpose or meaning of life and life in general questions concerning the importance of being formed. Sometimes it's obvious to any reasonable observer that someone is dead, or alternatively be that someone is still alive.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#5 (permalink))
Junior Member
 
Offline
Posts: 4
Join Date: Dec 2010
Default 12-31-2010, 06:27 AM

Because I see no practical advantage in death personified, and because we have no real chance of avoiding the long term, I can not do better than repeat the answer I gave to a similar question earlier. What is exciting to make statements about death is that there is absolutely no way to be wrong.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#6 (permalink))
Junior Member
 
Offline
Posts: 3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Default 01-18-2011, 06:29 AM

Persons define death with a lowercase d in accordance with biological reductionists who view death simply as that the heart and brain have ceased to function.Few define Death with a capital D, that is, philosophically. Few can identify Death, and stand a chance at avoiding it.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#7 (permalink))
Member
 
Offline
Posts: 30
Join Date: May 2011
Default 05-03-2011, 10:34 AM

"DEATH IS A DAY WORTH LIVING FOR"
i believe in this saying life betrays u death is always wid u.
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#8 (permalink))
Junior Member
 
Offline
Posts: 5
Join Date: Jul 2011
Default 07-27-2011, 10:33 AM

The permanent end of all functions of life in an organism or some of its cellular components Human death is the irreversible cessation of functioning of the entire brain, including the brainstem
   
Reply With Quote
Old
  (#9 (permalink))
Junior Member
 
Offline
Posts: 11
Join Date: Jun 2013
Default 06-29-2013, 12:47 PM

nice way to tell
   
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes



Similar Threads for: What is your philosophical definition of DEATH?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What is the true definition of Infertile? lou Infertility 6 06-07-2013 09:29 AM
What is the correct definition of lung cancer? twiins Cancer - Lung 1 01-05-2009 07:59 AM
What is the definition of deviation from ideal mental health and explain it? FIZZY Mental Health 2 01-01-2009 09:50 PM
What is the definition of nutrition and structures in Science? EightTransis Nutrition 1 12-18-2008 01:25 AM