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By Louis P. Pojman

This single-authored, short textual content explores the ethical dilemmas in our lives from a philosophical standpoint. Society is deeply divided at the concerns of lifestyles and dying mentioned during this ebook: the sanctity of existence as opposed to the standard of lifestyles; the which means of demise and loss of life; suicide; euthanasia; abortion; synthetic procreation resembling in vitro fertilization and cloning; the demise penalty; animal rights; global starvation; and struggle.

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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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