If we do not understand life, how can we understand death?
The one aim of those who practice philosophy in the proper manner is to practice for dying and death.
Is death really the end? What philosophical mysteries lie therein?
Why do some say that eternal life is a bad thing?
How does knowing that we will one day die affect our day-to-day life now?
Is our limited, finite life in fact more valuable because of death?
Shelley Kagan, lecturer of the hugely popular Yale Open course “Death”, will lead us as we explore and reason about life’s most important issue.
The language of the event will be English, with simultaneous translation provided.
Registration and Payment
Purchase in advance: RMB 15 for students; RMB 60 for others.
Purchase at the door: RMB 100.
To facilitate a more meaningful discussion, please submit your question for Professor Kagan when you register online. We also strongly encourage you to read Dr. Kagan’s book Death, or watch the open course “Death” online in advance. We will give away 8 free copies of the book (Chinese version) to registrants who submit the most thoughtful questions or participants who contribute most to the discussion.
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