This project aims at illuminating one of the most fundamental philosophical questions of life; how we as human beings personally comprehend the phenomenon of death. Thereby leading to the further examination of whether there are certain ways of perceiving death, that are more beneficial than others. Demonstrated in the case of cryopreservation, in order to show the modern thought of immortality. It is important to ask what this new technology means for the life of people who want to be cryopreserved and how it reawakes the profound impact of death on the present life. In order to properly answer these questions regarding (im)mortality, we have included the philosophical work Sein und Zeit (1927) by Martin Heidegger, in which, amongst other things, we focus on the notions Sein zum Tode and Vorlaufen. Furthermore we have included the work of The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker and his interdisciplinary approach spreading from biology, through psychology and further into our cultural framework. We also consider relevant arguments and narratives from Stephen Cave’s Immortality: the Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilisation. We found that people of the Cryonics network do not have a thorough idea of their own mortality. Therefore an awareness of our own mortality is necessary in order to create a fulfilling stance about our individual death and thereby life.
|Uddannelser||Filosofi og Videnskabsteori, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 maj 2018|