A Term Paper
Presented to the
Faculty of Arts and Letters AB Philosophy
University of Santo Tomas
In Partial Fulfillment of
The Requirements in the
History of Western Philosophy
Sem. Ariel Joseph A. Batondo
Table of Contents
B. Review of Related Literature
A. Human Person: A Union of Material and Immaterial, His Nature and His Perfection
B. Death revealed in Science
I. What is Death in Science?
II. Fear of Death
III. Death as Punishment
IV. Life after Death
B. Annihilation: Possible or Impossible?
D. Death as Bridge for a Continued Existence
A. Summary and Conclusion
Death brings man’s life to fulfillment.
The most vital question in any study of the nature of death is this: in what sense can death be said to be the destiny of Man? This will help us to answer further questions about the natural character of death and help us to understand Christ’s death and our own. Another question is about death, whether expressed or not, is at the heart of human existence. It gives us questions such as, why do people die? Were we born to die? Is there something in us that persist after our life passes forth the portals of inexistence? These questions are manifestations of an instinctive preference to life. But an examination of death which this paper embarks would hopefully bring us to an alternative standpoint of...