Death: Philosophical Soundings / Edition 1

Death: Philosophical Soundings / Edition 1

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by Herbert Fingarette
     
 


Fingarette faces up to the reality of death and demolishes some popular errors in our thinking about death. He examines the metaphors which mislead us: death as parting, death as sleep, immortality as the denial of death, and selflessness as a kind of consolation.See more details below

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Fingarette faces up to the reality of death and demolishes some popular errors in our thinking about death. He examines the metaphors which mislead us: death as parting, death as sleep, immortality as the denial of death, and selflessness as a kind of consolation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812693300
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/05/1999
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.44(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1The Meaning of Death1
What Is There To Be Explored?3
1Death at the Mirror Image of Life5
Metaphors That Deceive13
2Separation, Sleep15
3Immortality, Selflessness21
Metaphors That Enlighten27
4The World as My Life29
5Life as Story39
6Life as a Visit to Earth47
7The Ceremony of Life56
Living in Time65
8Living a Future without End67
9Living a Present without Bounds73
Perspective on Life and Death81
10"Before, I had heard - Now I see" Job 42:583
Pt. 2Other Voices, Other Visions91
Leo Tolstoy97
Blaise Pascal107
Miguel de Unamuno111
Bertrand Russell117
Chuang Tzu119
Eugene Ionesco127
Albert Camus133
Bhagavad Gita139
Arthur Schopenhauer143
Sigmund Freud149
Marcus Aurelius159
Michel de Montaigne165
David Hume169
Index174

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