Life and Death / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872202085
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1993
  • Series: Readings in Philosophy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 791,705
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
1 "On the Aim of Life," from the Euthydemus, and "On the Practice of Death," from the Phaedo 1
2 From the Nicomachean Ethics 17
3 "I Saw Only Death," from the Confessions 22
4 "On Life," from The Divine Names 30
5 "That All Things Are Directed to One End, Which Is God," from the Summa contra Gentiles 32
6 "The Madman" and "Eternal Recurrence" from The Gay Science 57
7 "Mysticism of the Absurd," from Nausea 59
8 "Absurdity Is the Divorce between Reason and the World," from The Myth of Sisyphus and Nuptials 68
9 "Woman and the Meaning of Life," from The Second Sex 80
10 "The Absurd," from The Journal of Philosophy 86
11 "Is Life Absurd?" 98
12 "Nothing Matters" 104
13 "The Meanings of the Questions of Life," from Paradox and Discovery 112
14 "The Meaning of Life" 117
15 "On the Meaning of Life," from Philosophical Papers 127
16 "The Meaning of Life... We Can Call God," from Notebooks, 1914-1916 146
17 "The Fundamental Contradiction of Human Life" and "The Fear of Death Is Only a Confession of the Unsolved Contradiction of Life," from Life 152
18 "Detachment," from Gravity and Grace 162
19 "Fear No More...." from Cymbeline 166
Some Suggested Further Reading 168
Index 171
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