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Lec 24 - Suicide, Part I: The rationality of suicide

"Lec 24 - Suicide, Part I: The rationality of suicide" Death (PHIL 176) This is the first of a series of lectures on suicide. Two very distinct contexts are presented in which the subject can be further explored. The first is rationality and the question of under what circumstances it makes sense to end one's own life. The second is morality and the question of whether we can ever ethically justify resorting to suicide. The lecture's focus is on the rational requirements of suicide, and Professor Kagan introduces a number of cases which demonstrate that ending one's life, in certain instances, may be rationally sound. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction to Suicide: Does it Make Sense? Distinguishing Issues of Rationality and Morality 05:14 - Chapter 2. When Is It Rational to Commit Suicide? Problems with the Two-State Requirement 17:11 - Chapter 3. Is Life Worth Having in the First Place? An Exploration of Intrinsic Value 28:51 - Chapter 4. Medical Complications: Rationale for Euthanasia 37:35 - Chapter 5. Suicide on a Positive-Negative Life Curve Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2007.

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Lec 1 - Course introduction

Lec 2 - The nature of persons: dualism vs. physicalism

Lec 3 - Arguments for the existence of the soul, Part I

Lec 4 - Introduction to Plato's Phaedo; Arguments for the existence of the soul, Part II

Lec 5 - Arguments for the existence of the soul, Part III: Free will and near-death experiences

Lec 6 - Arguments for the existence of the soul, Part IV; Plato, Part I

Lec 7 - Plato, Part II: Arguments for the immortality of the soul

Lec 8 - Plato, Part III: Arguments for the immortality of the soul (cont.)

Lec 9 - Plato, Part IV: Arguments for the immortality of the soul (cont.)

Lec 10 - Personal identity, Part I: Identity across space and time and the soul theory

Lec 11 - Personal identity, Part II: The body theory and the personality theory

Lec 12 - Personal identity, Part III: Objections to the personality theory

Lec 13 - Personal identity, Part IV; What matters?

Lec 14 - What matters (cont.); The nature of death, Part I

Lec 15 - The nature of death (cont.); Believing you will die

Lec 16 - Dying alone; The badness of death, Part I

Lec 17 - The badness of death, Part II: The deprivation account

Lec 18 - The badness of death, Part III; Immortality, Part I

Lec 19 - Immortality Part II; The value of life, Part I

Lec 20 - The value of life, Part II; Other bad aspects of death, Part I

Lec 21 - Other bad aspects of death, Part II

Lec 22 - Fear of death

Lec 23 - How to live given the certainty of death

Lec 25 - Suicide, Part II: Deciding under uncertainty

Lec 26 - Suicide, Part III: The morality of suicide and course conclusion

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