Death: philosophical soundings

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Open Court, Oct 1, 1996 - Philosophy - 175 pages
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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.

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Contents

Death as the Mirror Image of Life
5
Separation Sleep
15
Immortality Selflessness
21
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Herbert Fingarette, a distinguished professor at the University of California, has been a consultant on alcoholism and addiction to the World Health Organization, and a Fellow of the Stanford Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. His work has had a significant influence on the U.S. Supreme Court, state supreme courts, and current national policy makers on substance abuse.

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