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Which authors have discussed death in philosophy?
A good place to start would be Plato's Phaedo. It is arguably the first non-religious, purely philosophical treatment of death/mortality/immortality in Western philosophy. Plato tries to convince his students that they should not fear for his soul for it will live beyond his body. A very moving text too.
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