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Stephen Cave:
The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death

TEDxBratislava · 15:33 · Filmed Jul 2013
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Stephen Cave: The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death
15:33 · Filmed July 2013 at TEDxBratislava · Subtitles available in 30 languages

Philosopher Stephen Cave begins with a dark but compelling question: When did you first realize you were going to die? And even more interesting: Why do we humans so often resist the inevitability of death? Cave explores four narratives — common across civilizations — that we tell ourselves "in order to help us manage the terror of death."

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