The World Ontologies Surrounding Cultural Definitions of Life

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Laken Brooks , Emory & Henry College
World cultures foster very different ontological beliefs of what it means to be alive. Senicide among tribal cultures and the increasing debate concerning physician-assisted suicide in contemporary Western society demonstrate how the cultural perceptions of life shape individual ideas of what it means to live as a human.