THE ART OF LIVING (AND DYING) WELL
by Marcos G. Breuer, PhD
Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at 7.30 p.m.
"The unexamined life is not worth living."
– Socrates (in Plato’s Apology)
In ancient philosophy, the issue of good life (ευ ζην) was central to ethics and, in general, to practical reflection. But can we nowadays develop a modern theory of the good life? And is it possible to reintroduce in that context the notion of a good death (ευ θάνατος)? If that is the case, which are the constitutive dimensions of living and dying well? Last but not least: what kind of relationship is there between the “art of living/dying well” and the “meaning of life/death”?
At our next meeting we will analyze these questions. As a starting point, I will put forward some ideas taken from my forthcoming book, Autonomy and Euthanasia. I really look forward to seeing you again!
Theatre Dionysos & Apollon
3 Markou Mousourou St
11636, Mets, Athens
- Free entrance -