The Fear of Death
Lecture no. 10 from the course: Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature
Taught by Professor Daniel Breyer | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
We are all going to die. How do we respond to that knowledge? Learn why the Roman philosopher Lucretius believed that our fear of death drives us to act against our best interests. And why the Daoist philosopher Zhuangzi wondered if our negative view of death even makes sense. Either way, fearing death seems to be part of what it means to be human.