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Unformatted text preview: and how to cope with its inevitability. They each give different perspectives on the subject and give valuable advice for any being facing their end. Both Aurelius and Cicero consider a successful life not by how one lives their life, but how one dies. However, Aurelius seems to explain men more as dying rather than living. Aurelius claims, “even while a thing is in the act of coming into existence, some part of it has already ceased to be” (EL 174). He goes on to describe man as a part of nature, explaining that death is just another part of life like birth. In his opinions on the subject as a whole, it is clear that Aurelius considers the value of man as a part of a whole, yet describing man as somewhat insignificant....
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course COMM 88 taught by Professor Jansma during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.
- Winter '08