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By Shelly Kagan

There is something we will be able to make certain of: we're all going to die. yet after we settle for that truth, the questions commence. during this thought-provoking booklet, philosophy professor Shelly Kagan examines the myriad questions that come up once we confront the that means of mortality. will we have cause to think within the lifestyles of immortal souls? Or should still we settle for an account in accordance with which individuals are only fabric items, not anything extra? will we make experience of the assumption of surviving the dying of one’s physique? If I won’t exist after I die, can loss of life actually be bad for me? might immortality be fascinating? Is worry of dying applicable? Is suicide ever justified? How may still I live within the face of death?

Written in a casual and conversational kind, this stimulating and provocative publication demanding situations many greatly held perspectives approximately demise, because it invitations the reader to take a clean examine one of many crucial gains of the human condition—the proven fact that we'll die. 

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And he gets up. Then he does the same to the second and so on through the order. [They] start to sing in a high voice a religious song. [W]henever in the course of their psalmody they come to a part of the song where the passion of Christ is mentioned, all together they suddenly throw themselves to the ground…wherever they happen to be and on whatever is lying there, either on the earth, or on mud, or thorns, or thistles, or nettles or stones. 181 33. Anonymous, Chronicle (illustration), Constance, Germany.

133. , 130. 173 Ibid. 174 Joseph P. Byrne, The Black Death (Westport, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press, 2004), 80. 175 Aberth, 131. 177 Soon after, on February 15, 1350, King Philip VI of France issued an edict with the same intent. His words represent the opinion of educated people: We have understood that a sect of people, under the color of devotion and a false penance, who call themselves flagellants and penitents, has arisen and multiplied…in violation of the good condition and observance of the Christian faith.

A similar scene is found within the pages of the Nuremberg Chronicle (fig. 32). The book was written by Hartmann Schedel, a scholar and native of Nuremberg. , 141. Tuchman, 121. 54 1493. Here, the anguished faces of the Jews are surrounded by flames, as a faceless man carries a bundle of small logs toward the fire. 32. Michael Wohlgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, Burning of the Jews, Nuremberg Chronicle. There seemed no escape for the Jews, who suffered with or without confessing to the false accusations against them.

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