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Carleton University
RELI 2732
Angela Sumegi

thDeath and the AfterlifeJanuary 12Last class we talked about how ways that Death is defined in modern culture Noted that the definitions centered on physical facts of sensation heartbeat and brain activity There is also suggestions that death can be defined as the loss of social interactionsinteresting comment because many people have to deal with the reality that someone they care for is technically alive but has absolutely no capacity for any kind of interactions example someone living because of a machineSlippery slope if we define death as a loss of social interactions One of the biggest questions of death in cultures iswhat happens afterwards In many cultures people have said that they have had a glimps of time beyond life place beyond this placesuch reports have aspired belief or disbelief to many people Professor read the WWI report of Vaughan Henshaw on his near Death Experience This report basically describes that he saw a bright light and that he wanted to enter it to see whats behind that bright light But then he comes back down and sees his comrades beside his body and he is confused that he sees his bodyThen all of a sudden he comes back to life again Near death experienceNDEnow it is also called out of body experience OBE In Tebetin budist literatureit is said that when they are dieing the person would experience an intersection between death and life Questions that arise DO these reported experiences constitute proof of survival after death or life after death Is this what happens to all of us when we die Perhaps for those who have been profoundly effected and altered by their experience Most of the scientific explanations have related to biology or psychology to describe this The theme return from the dead seems to be universal across all the cultures Check out the link The day I died on YOUTUBE The scientific definition of death is defined as the sensation of physical then presumably mental processes But to investigate the phenomenon of deathwe have to examine the significant of the facts to uswhat is the significance of the sensation of physical processes What does death mean to us Do all processes that define a person seize at death This is the question that leads us to consider the relationship between identity and death example the question who dies When we talk about birth and deaththen we can think about the whole notion of dieing as identifying ones self as something that exists separately
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