Psychology of Death and Dying

By John C. Morgan, Richard L. Morgan

Psychology of Death and Dying

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  • ISBN: 9781597524056
  • Pages: 78
  • Publication Date: 4/1/2006
  • Retail Price: $13.00
Web Price: $10.40
Web Price: $10.40

Psychology of Death and Dying

By John C. Morgan, Richard L. Morgan

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597524056
  • Pages: 78
  • Publication Date: 4/1/2006
  • Retail Price: $13.00
Web Price: $10.40

About-

Sooner or later each one of us faces death, our own or others we care about. And yet, few
take time beforehand to think about these endings, and in the process may lose the wisdom of the ages that comes after facing death. Perhaps this explains why when Plato was asked to summarize his philosophy he reportedly said: "Practice dying." He understood that dying is what each one of us does throughout our lives, whether it is leaving home the first time to go to school or departing from this planet when our lives end. If we learn how to die--to let go and get our egos out of the way--we will have gained wisdom about how best to live.

This brief yet comprehensive book deals not only with the philosophical and psychological meaning of death but its practical implications for our lives. Written by two brothers who have taught philosophy, ethics, psychology, and religion at community colleges and four-year private colleges, this book can be used in many learning situations, whether part of courses in philosophy, ethics, psychology, or counseling; or for short-term workshops or continuing education courses for students in human services, health care, social work, or any of the helping professions.

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"To know that we are not gods may provide us with the opportunity to value whatever time we have to live, and to offer thanks for the moments in which we are truly all that we might be."
--John and Richard Morgan, from Psychology
of Death and Dying

Contributors-

John C. Morgan
Richard L. Morgan

Bio(s)-

Richard and John Morgan are brothers who have taught philosophy, ethics, counseling and religion at community colleges and four-year liberal arts schools. Each holds a doctorate as well as master's degrees-- Richard's in counseling and John's in the Philosophy of Religion. Both are also writers who have published many articles and books, the most recent with another brother, Howard: Dear Brothers: Letters Facing Death (Wipf and Stock, 2010). Each has worked with individuals and families facing death.

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