‘To philosophize is to learn to die’, writes Michel de Montaigne, in a lineage of death-preoccupied thinkers reaching back to Plato’s Socrates. Can philosophers fulfil such a lofty injunction? How might learning to die teach us how to live, or how to live-on while mourning another’s death? We bring together practitioners and thinkers to discuss how medicine, technology, art, and philosophy might make a good death possible.
Conor Cunningham is Associate Professor in Theology and Philosophy, University of Nottingham.
Laura Salisbury is Professor in Medicine and English Literature, University of Exeter.
Louise Winter (@poetic_endings) is a Funeral Director, ‘Poetic Endings’; founder and organiser, Life. Death. Whatever Festival.
Danielle Sands (@DanielleCSands) is a Fellow, the Forum; Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Culture, Royal Holloway, University of London.
The Forum for European Philosophy (@ForumPhilosophy) is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.
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