Case study on Death Assignment Sample

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IS DEATH A HARM?
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................4REFERENCES................................................................................................................................5
INTRODUCTIONDeath means a permanent and complete cessation of a human being along with theirbiological functions(Hawton and et. al., 2012). Also referred as the end of life, it means that allthe vital functions like cardiac and respiratory. However, there are distinct perceptions of deathaccording to different religions and psychological researches, however, it is an inevitable eventwhich leads to a permanent end to a being's life. The essay below is based on whether death isharm and how a person could be harmed and yet not exist. It covers several aspects related todeath and various view points of psychologists and philosophers related to the ultimate question.MAIN BODYDeath is an inevitable outcome which could be claimed as a separation of body and soul.For year there have been different theories related to death, along with several assumptionsrelated to afterlife and soul(Liu and Mustanski, 2012). However, science, with countlessexperiments and scientific back ups has quite an influence on perception of individuals inrelation to death. Furthermore, the timeline of death also has an influence on how thisphenomenon is viewed by people. For instance, sudden demise and natural death in old age areperceived differently in people belonging to various beliefs.As far as religion is concerned, death is treated differently based on their specificreligious faith and practices. As an example, Jewish people tend to focus on mourningceremonies, reflecting that they tend to emphasise upon human life rather than the concept ofafterlife. However, as per people belonging to Catholic religion are considered, they consider thepossibility of spiritual body and its journey to either heaven or hell. However, there are variouscriticisms that have been made quite evident throughout the years on the perception of death. Asan example, westernised culture of afterlife could not be claimed as sensible as this could be acomplete denial of the concept of death.However, prominent questions related to this very concept is that is death a harm? And ifso, can a person be both harmed and still not exist? There are several viewpoints to this theory.As an example, Epicurus presented his point of view on death and as per the same, he things thatthere is no reason to fear death as it is not an experience(Kaba and Venters, 2014). Thus,considering his point of view, it could be stated that death cannot be harmed, as there is nofeeling or experience associated with a being after their death. As per Lucretius' viewpoint,1
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