Category: death

Morality, Life and related topics: the big questions…

RPE graduate, and teacher, Kayleigh Davies, asks Dr David Webster about life, morality, the afterlife and related issues, in a religious context. ——————————————————————————– See our RPE Course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

Philippe Aries on Death in Western Culture

For students on our Love, Sex and Death module, but others may be interested.. Staff from the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course at University of Gloucestershire. FEEL FREE TO VISIT/JOIN OUR COURSE FACEBOOK GROUP.. – Current and past students talking about Philosophy,Religion,…

Eulogy to re-launch

Those of you who have done, or will do next year, the module RPE301 – Love, Sex and Death, may be interested to note that the : The world’s first ‘death magazine’ is set to re-launch with a…

Death and the Greeks

For those doing RPE209 and RPE301, but really for anyone interested, a discussion point has been raised by Jeremy Stangroom on the Talking Philosophy website. Jeremy asks the following: In the Phaedo, Cebes suggests to Socrates that a…

Coffins in Ghana

Last year in RPE301 (as we will in January) we looked at ‘death cultures’ including coffins in Ghana. As http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11879532 reports – a new exhibition of these has just opened in London at the Jack Bell gallery… Thought…

The Politics of Health Care

I read this article a few weeks ago now from the New Yorker and was both moved and impressed by it. Its content is very powerful, and if you are disturbed by stories of the dying, then I…

Gloucestershire Philosophical Society:

Wednesday, May 12th. 2010, 7.30.p.m. FCH, Room HC203. (Cheltenham, University of Gloucestershire, Swindon Road) Dr. Jane Monkton-Smith, University of Gloucestershire, will talk on: “Narratives of Sex, Death and Gender”. Based on her recently published book, Jane applies the…

Death lecture video

This may interest those of you in RPE301 (Love, Sex and Death) – and others. You may want to skip to http://academicearth.org/lectures/death-intro and move to the others in the series (a lot if this is introducing his class)…

Fear of Death (video)

An interesting video here – from Yale – on the Fear of Death: Maybe I should adopt the cross-legged, converse-and-jeans look for my RPE301 lectures?Dave http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-4017394718881240119&hl=en&fs=true

Seventh Seal (again)

Hi,We will be looking at the film The Seventh Seal in class today.Look at http://course1.winona.edu/pjohnson/h140/seal.htm for some ideas (see list of questions near base of the page) – and make comment via this blog post. Other ideas are…