Philosophy of Death: Cultural Perspectives


This course explores the cultural perspectives of death, including ancient civilizations, Eastern and Western religions, globalization's influence, cultural expressions of death in art, literature, and music, ethics and gender considerations, and contemporary influences on cultural attitudes toward death.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a deep understanding of the philosophy of death and cultural perspectives, as well as the ability to critically analyze and compare different cultural attitudes toward death.

Course program

Death in Ancient Civilizations
Death in Eastern Religions
Death in Western Religions
Comparative Perspectives on Death Rituals and Afterlife Beliefs
Globalization's Influence on Death Beliefs and Practices
Cultural Expressions of Death in Art, Literature, and Music
Ethics and Gender in Cultural Perspectives of Death
Contemporary Influences on Cultural Attitudes toward Death