Death and Philosophy

Death and Philosophy

by J.E Malpas
     
 

Death and Philosophy considers these questions with different perspectives varying from the existentialist - deriving from Camus, Heidegger or Sartre, to the English speaking analytic tradition of Bernard Williams or Thomas Nagel; to non-wester approaches such as are exemplified in the Tibetan Book of the Dead and in Daoist thought; to perspectives

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Death and Philosophy considers these questions with different perspectives varying from the existentialist - deriving from Camus, Heidegger or Sartre, to the English speaking analytic tradition of Bernard Williams or Thomas Nagel; to non-wester approaches such as are exemplified in the Tibetan Book of the Dead and in Daoist thought; to perspectives influenced by Lucretious, Epicurus and Nietzsche.
Death and Philosophy will be of great interest to philosphers, or those studying religion and theology, buts its clarity and scope ensures it will be accessible to anyone who has considered what it means to be mortal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415191449
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/16/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors
Preface
1Death and philosophy: Introduction1
2My death5
3Against death16
4On the purported insignificance of death22
5Death and the skeleton39
6Death, the bald scenario50
7Death as transformation in classical Daoism57
8Death and enlightenment71
9Death and detachment83
10Death and metaphysics98
11Death and authenticity112
12Death and the unity of a life120
13The antinomy of death135
14Death fetishism, morbid solipsism152
Notes177
References198
Index203

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