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CH paper #3 - Wallace 1 Joe Wallace Alison Berry CH201.25...

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Wallace 1 Joe Wallace Alison Berry CH201.25 10/29/08 What Comes Next Every mortal being prefers living to dying when it comes to his journey through life. From the time one is born, man begins to inch ever closer to his death. At the present time, most people shy away from the subject of death; yet, some Greek and Roman philosophers discussed the subject and considered the prospect of death. In some of their writings on the subject, they began thinking about the purpose behind the unease associated with death’s approach. Two such philosophers, Marcus Cicero and Marcus Aurelius, agree on numerous themes about death and their understanding of mortality. However, due to his more positive and realistic outlook on the subject of death, Marcus Cicero’s evaluation is the most comprehensible to us today. Marcus Aurelius and Marcus Cicero discuss death to a great extent and how to cope with its inevitability. Each gives a different perspective on the subject and valuable advice for any being facing his end. Both Aurelius and Cicero consider a successful life not by how one lives his life, but how one dies. However, Aurelius seems to explain men more in the process of 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 continues to describe man as a part of nature, explaining that death is just another part of life like birth. Aurelius attempts to
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Wallace 2 give people advice on how to deal with the overwhelming feelings that the approach of death brings. He recommends that man not greet death as misfortune or bad luck, but as
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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.

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CH paper #3 - Wallace 1 Joe Wallace Alison Berry CH201.25...

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