The End of Life, The Ends of Life: An Anthropological View

  title={The End of Life, The Ends of Life: An Anthropological View},
  author={Daniel Mart{\'i}n Varisco},
  journal={The Journal of IMA},
  pages={203 - 207}
  • D. Varisco
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Philosophy
  • The Journal of IMA
All known human societies have a worldview that deserves to be called religion; all religions must explain death. Anthropologists study the diversity of religious systems, present and past, in order to understand what is common to humanity. Rather than starting from the view of a particular revelation or set of doctrines, the anthropologist tries to step outside his or her own subjective worldview and identify patterns in the evolution of human thinking about the reality of physical death. Are… 

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