Epicurus once asserted that death neither includes nor supports pleasure or pain for the person who experiences the end of life, and, therefore, it must be neither good nor bad for that individual. His argument claims that humans should rid themselves of the preposterous anxiety of death itself. But in order to accept this assertion, one must regard that fear of death causes pain whereas death itself does not as the underlying truth. Epicurus disputed that death is no catastrophe because when someone dies, he or she is then absent of sensation. If you lack feeling, then he would argue that you can no longer experience pleasure nor pain. Epicures believed that death is nothing to us and that it was neither good or bad.
Socrates used oral arguing to cross-examine people, asking them to define an idea or concept and through argument, improve their answer to give a better definition and thus gain wisdom; this was called the Socratic Method. Socrates used to argue concepts such as wisdom, justice, virtue and love. Plato supported Socrates ideas but criticized his work. Auden, W. David Damrosch.
Is Death Bad? Epicurus and Lucretius on the Fear of Death
What argument does he provide for why we should not fear death? What is the ethical purpose of this argument for how we should live our lives? Why or why not?
I have grown afraid of death so I roam the steppe. Gilgamesh was affected deeply by Enkidu death, however he did not realize that if he were granted immortality he would constantly face the death of his loved ones and close friend, as he did with Enkidu. He would have to watch everyone around him die and he would still be living. His fear of death led him on a journey to find immortality but what he did not understand at the time is that death should not be feared; every living thing has to die. I 'm just afraid of what you might have to go through to get there.