Death: An Essay on Finitude

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A&C Black, 1996 - Social Science - 107 pages
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Explores how philosophical thanatology - from Plato to Levinas - relates to psychoanalysis and the anthropology of Western and Oriental religions and myths.>
 

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Contents

Culture and Death
6
1 Mourning the origin of culture
7
2 Eschatological invention
10
3 Tragedy and mortality
14
The Metaphysics of Death
19
1 Platonic immortality
20
2 The Hegelian sublation of death
25
3 The metaphysics of becoming
30
3 Death and the possible
54
Mortality and Finitude
61
1 Finitude and totality
64
2 Finitude and natality
70
3 Original finitude
76
Death Speech and Laughter
81
Notes
85
Bibliography
103

Phenomenology of Mortal Being
39
1 My own death and the death of the other
42
2 Death and dying
49

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Page 1 - a free man thinks of nothing less than of death and his wisdom is a meditation not of death, but of life.

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Francoise Dastur, University of Paris VII (Val-de-Marne) John Llewelyn, University of Edinburgh.

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