Philosophy of death. Longread

30 November, 2023

Discussion of the forbidden topic of death and dying between Anton Kuznetsov and Elena Vladimirovna Bryzgalina — Ph.D., Head of the Bioethics Master's Program, Head of the Department of Philosophy of Education of the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University..

Death is the boundary between the living and the dead, but it is surprisingly difficult to define this boundary, as well as to determine what death is: when it occurs and when it does not. This is due to different religious views on its nature and, first of all, to the development of medicine, which has further aggravated the conflict in the understanding of death and in some way usurped the right to death, when in our century people most often die alone in hospital wards, and not at home surrounded by loved ones.