Problem

Human death


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Human mortality
Mortality
Nature:
Human death is the cessation of life, physical and mental, characterized by total and permanent cessation of the functions or vital actions of the human organism.
Incidence:
More than 2.3 million died in 1998 in the USA. This amounts to approximately 471 deaths per 100,000 people. The top ten causes of death were: (1) heart disease, (2) cancer, (3) stroke, (4) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (5) accidents, (6) pneumonia / influenza, (7) diabetes, (8) suicide, (9) nephritis, nephritic syndrome, and nephrosis and (10) chronic liver disease and cirrhosis.
Claim:
Death is an affront to the individual's right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Counter Claim:
Death is the greatest psychical experience. Those reporting near-death experience, or who have been declared clinically dead but have nevertheless returned to life, report no great sorrow at leaving this life and a great reluctance or effort of will to return. In addition, death is sometimes welcomed as a liberation, because it puts an end to the strain of life or to suffering which for some people has become unbearable. It is also a 'vital' necessity to make room for new generations. Ultimately, death combats overpopulation.
Broader Problems:
Death of living creatures
Problem Type:
A: Abstract Fundamental Problems
Subject(s):
Death
Human
Demography
Date of last update
12.06.2018 – 07:36 CEST