Western attitudes toward and experience of death

Both Philippe Aries and Tony Walter have argued: Western attitudes toward and experience of death and dying have undergone significant change in the modern period.

What is distinct about the modern approach to death and dying in the West?

What has changed? Why?

Be sure to use explicit examples from assigned readings and lectures. Don’t rely exclusively on Aries and Walter. Use examples from earlier in the course to support your answer as well(Plato, Socrates, Homer, New testament )

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What is distinct about the modern approach to death and dying in the West

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