From The Journal of Personal Cyberconsciousness, Giulio Prisco on how to cope with death. The world is a mess: Rafael Melo on how the problem with life is desire. Should it be legal for a doctor to give that one final prescription for suffering? Scott McLemee considers a book on death with dignity. Members of The Cult of Life can be quite dangerous, as they look and sound normal, may approach you in an affable manner, and generally claim to be concerned with your well-being. A review of The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death by Jill Lepore. Why not commit suicide? Fil Rabat on why he’s sold on anti-natalism (and part 2) Michael Dowd on a scientific honoring of death and on the sacred side of death. How long do you want to live? New discoveries may bring a steeper increase in life span — but not everyone wants it. If life after death is a fact, wouldn’t our favorite activities somehow unconsciously resemble it? Raymond Tallis on the case for assisted dying. Are goals ever worth accomplishing? A “horrible person who happens to be right about life” wonders. Emily Landau on Rakoff and Hitchens on death, with nothing afterward.

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