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The 4 Stories We Tell Ourselves About Death

January 8, 2014

The 4 Stories We Tell Ourselves About Death

Philosopher Stephen Cave begins with a dark but compelling question: When did you first realize you were going to die? And even more interestingly: Why do we humans so often resist the inevitability of death? In a fascinating talk Cave explores four narratives — common across civilizations — that we tell ourselves “in order to help us manage the terror of death.”

Philosopher Stephen Cave wants to know: Why is humanity so obsessed with living forever? Full bio »

Source: TED Talks