As a philosophy professor, I rarely shy from speaking about our mortality with my students. I regularly lecture on Existentialism, and next semester I will teach “The Philosophy of Death” for the second time. While discussing death has been par for the course, with the COVID-19 pandemic, our conversations have hit closer to home. In March, our deaths and those of loved ones seemed to loom further on the horizon. Having taught students who became ill or lost family members to the virus, I now realize that we live with a heightened sense of life’s fragility.

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Celine Leboeuf, Ph.D.

I’m a professor at Florida International University. I love applying philosophy to everyday life—and inspiring others to do the same!

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