Death : Lecture 15 - The nature of death (cont.); Believing you will die| 44mins
Director: Open Yale Courses | Producer: Open Yale Courses
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United States
The lecture explores the question of the state of being dead. Even though the most logical claim seems to be that when a person stops P-functioning he or she is dead, a more careful consideration must allow for exceptions, such as when one is asleep or in a coma. Professor Kagan then suggests that on some level nobody believes that he or she is going to die. As a case in point, he takes Tolstoy's famous character Ivan Ilych.