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List of disciplines of contology
the discipline of study specifically dealing with contemplations regarding the purpose of individual human lives, the existential purpose of humanity as a whole, and the nature of the question of the purpose of life itself.
the major discipline of study making up an important branch of Astronism dealing with all concepts and beliefs concerned with death, the destiny and purpose of humanity, and the existence or non-existence of the afterlife.
the subdiscipline of study within Astronic eschatology dealing with the contemplation and study of death from an Astronist perspective, particularly the events leading up to one's death and the processes involve in a person's death rather than considering what occurs after one's death which remains the territory of eschatology.
a subdiscipline of study dealing with comparisons between different funerary traditions and the study of funerary traditions and their meanings in general from an Astronist perspective rather than dealing with Astronist funerary tradition themselves.
the discipline of study and branch of the philosophy and theology of Astronism dealing with various social topics and issues informing the whole Astronist ethical system, such as the topics of euthanasia, abortion, race, gender and sexuality.