At the end of Enlightenment it begun the Romanticism. The big problem was the action and the meaning of life and death. During the Enlightenment it was supposed the human life goes on the infinite ; due to progress of Science the average lenght of the life had been extended defeating the illnesses. Voltaire, the vieillard, was not afraid of death and so on all the philosophes.
The change was on the edge of the century when some philosophers proposed the Dialectics as standard of Thinking. This means that Assertion is linked with Negation and vice-versa. The Hate is linked with Love and so on. Hence if you live you will die ; it seems common sense.
Anyway I have admit Voltaire was intelligent ; it is no rule of Nature the necessity of death. Something can start and go on endlessly like a vector of a half-line.
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