Sex and Death: A Reappraisal of Human Mortality / Edition 1

Sex and Death: A Reappraisal of Human Mortality / Edition 1

by Beverley Clack
     
 

This book exposes the way in which the preoccupation with transcendence in both religious and secular thinking has distorted our sense of what it is to be human. Sex and Death also offers an alternative approach to the debate, based on an acceptance of mortality that emphasizes the depth and profundity possible in human life.See more details below

Overview

This book exposes the way in which the preoccupation with transcendence in both religious and secular thinking has distorted our sense of what it is to be human. Sex and Death also offers an alternative approach to the debate, based on an acceptance of mortality that emphasizes the depth and profundity possible in human life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745622798
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Transcending Mortality: Plato's Philosophy andAugustine's Theology.

Chapter 2: Transcending the Void: Sex and Death in Sartre andBeauvoir's Existentialism.

Chapter 3: Eros, Thanatos and the Human Self: Sigmund Freud.

Chapter 4 : Sex and Death in a Meaningless Universe: The Marquisde Sade.

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Chapter 5: Living in Accordance with Nature: Seneca.

Conclusion: Sex, Death, and the Meaningful Life.

Notes.

References and Bibliography.

Index.

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