Language, Metaphysics, and Death / Edition 2

Language, Metaphysics, and Death / Edition 2

by John Donnelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0823215822

ISBN-13: 9780823215829

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Fordham University Press

This standard work in thanatology is updated with ten essays new to the second edition, and features a new introduction by Donnelly. The collection addresses certain basic issues inherent in a philosophy of death.  See more details below

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This standard work in thanatology is updated with ten essays new to the second edition, and features a new introduction by Donnelly. The collection addresses certain basic issues inherent in a philosophy of death.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823215829
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
2
Pages:
381
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Death2
2On Death and Human Existence30
3Existentialism and Death43
4Existentialism and the Fear of Dying80
5Fearing Death102
6How To Be Dead and Not Care: A Defense of Epicurus117
7Some Puzzles About the Evil of Death132
8The Misfortunate Dead: A Problem for Materialism153
9The Makropulos Case: Reflections on the Tedium of Immortality170
10De Anima188
11On the Observability of the Self195
12Biology and the Soul211
13My Death226
14The Faces of Immortality237
15Do We Need Immortality?265
16Survival and the Idea of "Another World"278
17Eschatological Enquiry302
18Traditional Christian Belief in the Resurrection of the Body320
19Survival of Bodily Death: A Question of Values344
20Mysticism and the Paradox of Survival367
Select Bibliography383

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