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Philosophy of Death According to Marcus Aurelius

Summary: In his book "Meditations," Marcus Aurelius describes physical and supernatural death and how it should be handled by humans. Physical death is relatively meaningless, because it is an act of nature. Because of this, humans should not fear death, because if they can escape this fear, their lives will be lived without fear of other things.
Marcus Aurelius' book Meditations gives a clear and concise view of what death is and how man should cope with it. There are many factors that Marcus must take into account when he is pondering about death. There is death on a physical plane of existence and there is death on a supernatural plane of existence. How man is related to both of these concepts can differ drastically but both are equally important concepts in man's view of death. The way that man approaches death and how he should view it in life are other factors that also play an important role in Marcus' philosophy of death.

On the physical plane, Marcus is straightforward in the way that he speaks of death. He does not try to soften the image of death with flowery imagery or try to hide what actually occurs. Marcus describes a man's body as...

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