IAPDD is a global organization of over 60 scholars interested in the investigation of philosophical questions surrounding death and dying, including (but not limited to):

  • the metaphysics of death, including personal identity, criteria for declaring death, etc.
  • the possibility and/or desirability of immortality
  • death as a harm or benefit
  • death and life’s meaning
  • reactions to death and dying (e.g., grief, ars moriendi and the ‘good death’)
  • philosophical implications of death-related technologies (e.g., life extension, cryonics)
  • ethical controversies related to death (suicide, organ donation, etc.)
  • clinical and biomedical issues related to death and dying

We will be holding our inaugural conference in November 2014. For more information, please use the contact form above.