Latest podcast: The Philosophy of Life and Death

What does it mean to live well and what impact might this have on our death? Can living well help really us achieve a so-called good death? These issues have preoccupied many of the greatest thinkers throughout the ages – including Plato and Aristotle – beginning with the idea that living well, the good life, consists of happiness. However, in philosophical terms happiness may be seen as less of a goal or end state, but a way of living, a subjective feeling. In this special episode of the Art of Dying Well podcast we take a deep dive into the philosophy of these complex existential issues with Dr Christopher Hamilton, author and Reader in Philosophy at King’s College London.

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In conversation with actor Greg Wise, Dr Kathryn Mannix, and broadcaster Shelagh Fogarty

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Living with the knowledge that death is close at hand can take a huge toll. It can feel like you're on an emotional rollercoaster. Learn more

How can you find meaning in what's happening? Rising above grief and connecting spiritually to something greater might help. Learn more

Dying well, or what constitutes a 'good' death will mean different things to us all. But if you can face up to dying and try to prepare now, this could help you to live well too. Learn more

Caring for someone who is terminally ill, and worrying about the future can be very demanding. It's important to remember to care for yourself too. Learn more

The Art of Dying Well