What is considered death?

3 June, 2023

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 a humane age people die alone in hospital wards, not at home surrounded by loved ones. In this podcast, we are talking about the forbidden topic of death and dying.

Guest — 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.
Moderator — Anton Kuznetsov, Ph.D., research associate at the Center for Consciousness Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University


02:25 - Why is the topic of death so taboo?
04:00 - What is soteriology?
10:39 - Death from a medical point of view
25:00 - About David Hume's guillotine
30:55 - The main criterion of death is brain death?
40:00 - To what extent should doctors fight for life?
50:10 - How can the criteria for death change in the future?

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