Life and Death: Mysteries and Meanings | HKPolyUx on edX


Unravel the mysteries and the meanings of life and death from the interdisciplinary (science, religion and philosophy, especially applied ethics) and the cultural perspectives.

Take this course for free on edx.org: https://www.edx.org/course/life-death-mysteries-meanings-hkpolyux-lifedeath101x

About this course

What are the meanings of life and death? Why are we here? Is mortality something bad for us? How about the idea of afterlife? What makes our life meaningful?

If you have ever thought about these questions, this course is for you.

Different from typical courses in applied ethics, here we aim to examine the scientific and religious perspectives and their possible interplay in one’s outlook on life and death, in addition to the ethical standpoints. Apart from discussing the morally controversial topics, such as suicide, euthanasia and abortion, the central case study involving a family tragedy will be illustrated through a micro-movie and a course e-book. An immersive card game and polling questions are designed to articulate and share your own viewpoints. This course will amaze you with diverse interpretations and answers to these perennial questions.

What you’ll learn

Skills of philosophical thinking
Ethical reflections on case-studies
Empathetic reasoning
Different cultural values over the matters of life and death

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