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Death Author Herbert Fingarette
ISBN-10 9780812699418
Release 2015-12-14
Pages 184
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No one who reads this book will ever again think of his or her own death in the same way. The first part of the book consists of a thought-provoking essay, in which Fingarette 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. He also thinks through some of the more illuminating metaphors: death as the end of the world for me, death as the conclusion of a story, life as ceremony, and life as a tourist visit to earth. The author offers no facile consolation, but he identifies the true root of fear of death, and explains how the meaning of death can be reconceived. The second part comprises writings on death by other philosophers including classic selections from the Bhagavad Gita, Arthur Schopenhauer, Sigmund Freud, Chuang Tzu, David Hume, Albert Camus, Blaise Pascal, Leo Tolstoy, Eugene Ionesco, Marcus Aurelius, Michel de Montaigne, and Bertrand Russell. "An excellent treatment that invites the reader in to share a warm meal of healthy contemplation." —Brian Bruya Philosophy Editor, "This book's questions are at one and the same time philosophical and personal. . . . A diversity of philosophical insights are harvested during the reflective, critical work which makes up Fingarette's extended essay. . . the style is direct, what it expresses is expressed clearly and with simplicity, and what comes through it is the author's seriousness and humility." —Ilham Dilman University of Wales, Swansea

Life Death and Subjectivity

Life  Death  and Subjectivity Author Stan van Hooft
ISBN-10 9042019123
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 239
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This book presents an exploration of concepts central to health care practice. In exploring such concepts as Subjectivity, Life, Personhood, and Death in deep philosophical terms, the book aims to draw out the ethical demands that arise when we encounter these phenomena, and also the moral resources of health care workers for meeting those demands.The series Values in Bioethicsmakes available original philosophical books in all areas of bioethics, including medical and nursing ethics, health care ethics, research ethics, environmental ethics, and global bioethics.


Death Author Geoffrey Scarre
ISBN-10 9781317493525
Release 2014-12-05
Pages 224
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What is death and why does it matter to us? How should the knowledge of our finitude affect the living of our lives and what are the virtues suitable to mortal beings? Does death destroy the meaningfulness of lives, or would lives that never ended be eternally and absurdly tedious? Should we reconcile ourselves to the fact of our forthcoming death, or refuse to "go gently into that good night"? Can death really be an evil if, after death, we no longer exist as subjects of goods or evils? How should we respond to the deaths of others and do we have any duties towards the dead? These, and many other, questions are addressed in Geoffrey Scarre's book, which draws upon a wide variety of philosophical and literary sources to offer an up-to-date and highly readable study of some major ethical and metaphysical riddles concerning death and dying.

Death A Philosophical Inquiry

Death  A Philosophical Inquiry Author Paul Fairfield
ISBN-10 9781135041250
Release 2014-09-19
Pages 138
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From Nietzsche's pronouncement that "God is dead" to Camus' argument that suicide is the fundamental question of philosophy, the concept of death plays an important role in existential phenomenology, reaching from Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Marcel. This book explores the phenomenology of death and offers a unique way into the phenomenological tradition. Paul Fairfield examines the following key topics: the modern denial of death Heidegger's important concept of 'being-toward-death' and its centrality in phenomenological ideas, such as authenticity and existence the philosophical significance of death rituals: what explains the imperative toward ritual around death, and what is its purpose and meaning? death in an age of secularism the philosophy and ethics of suicide death as a mystery rather than a philosophical problem to be solved the relationship between hope and death. Death: A Philosophical Inquiry is essential reading for students of phenomenology and existentialism, and will also be of interest to students in related fields such as religion, anthropology and the medical humanities.

Death Deathlessness and Existenz in Karl Jaspers Philosophy

Death   Deathlessness  and Existenz in Karl Jaspers  Philosophy Author Filiz Peach
ISBN-10 9780748630912
Release 2008-01-23
Pages 224
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Karl Jaspers is one of the least understood and most neglected major philosophers of the twentieth century, and yet his ideas, particularly those concerned with death, have immense contemporary relevance.Filiz Peach provides a clear explanation of Jaspers' philosophy of existence, clarifying and reassessing the concept of death that is central to his thought. For Jaspers, a human being is not merely a physical entity but a being with a transcendent aspect and so, in some sense 'deathless'. Peach explores this transcendent aspect of humanity and what it is to be 'deathless' in Jaspersian terms.This book is a major contribution to the scarce literature on Jaspers and will be valuable to student and academic alike.

Death and Life

Death and Life Author Paul Fairfield
ISBN-10 9781892941725
Release 2001
Pages 180
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Fairfield (philosophy, Queens U., Canada) summarizes major Western thought on life and death for the general reader. He presents excerpts from the writings of authors such as Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Freud, and Nietzsche which address the fear of death and the search for a meaningful life. Coverage ext

Understanding Dying Death and Bereavement

Understanding Dying  Death  and Bereavement Author Michael R. Leming
ISBN-10 9781305537613
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 624
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Using a social-psychological approach, the new edition of this book remains solidly grounded in theory and research, while also providing useful information to help individuals examine their own feelings about-and cope with-death and grieving. The well-known authors and researchers integrate stimulating personal accounts throughout the text, and apply concepts to specific examples that deal with cross cultural perspectives and the practical matters of death and dying. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Self Deception

Self Deception Author Herbert Fingarette
ISBN-10 9780520220522
Release 1969
Pages 189
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"How can one deceive oneself if the very idea of deception implies that the deceiver knows the truth? The resolution of this paradox leads Fingarette to fundamental insights into the mind at work. He questions our basic ideas of self and the unconscious, personal responsibility, and our ethical categories of guilt and innocence. Fingarette applies these ideas to the philosophies of Sartre and Kierkegaard, as well as to Freud's psychoanalytic theories and to contemporary research into neurosurgery.

Death and Dying in America

Death and Dying in America Author Andrea Fontana
ISBN-10 9780745639154
Release 2009-07-27
Pages 240
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This engaging new book takes a fresh approach to the major topics surrounding the processes and rituals of death and dying in the United States. It emphasizes individual experiences and personal reactions to death as well as placing mortality within a wider social context, drawing on theoretical frameworks, empirical research and popular culture. Throughout the text the authors highlight the importance of two key factors in American society which determine who dies and under what circumstances: persistent social inequality and the American consumerist ethic. These features are explored through a discussion of topics ranging from debates about euthanasia to deaths resulting from war and terrorism; from the death of a child to children?s experience of grieving and bereavement; and from beliefs about life after death to more practical issues such as the disposal of the dead body. Drawing on sociological, anthropological, philosophical, and historical research the authors present the salient features of death and dying for upper-level students across the social sciences. For anyone interested in learning more about the end of life, this book will provide a useful and accessible perspective on the uniquely American understanding of death and dying.

Rationality and Religious Experience

Rationality and Religious Experience Author Henry Rosemont
ISBN-10 0812694465
Release 2001
Pages 111
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This work examines how the world’s many religions contributed to humankind’s intellectual evolution and points out their value in the future. Rosemont also explains that all religion enhances our non-material lives by providing a sense of fully belonging.

Reflections on Death Dying and Bereavement

Reflections on Death  Dying  and Bereavement Author William A. Smith
ISBN-10 0895032708
Release 2003
Pages 100
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Primarily addressing clergy that may be officiating at a memorial service or is attempting to console the bereaved, this slim volume offers advice on what one should keep in mind in the events of the deaths of young or elderly parents, spouses, children, and siblings. The author first reviews and summarizes some of the thoughts about death and grie

The Matter of Voice

The Matter of Voice Author Karmen MacKendrick
ISBN-10 9780823270019
Release 2016-05-02
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Philosophers for millennia have tried to silence the physical musicality of voice in favor of the purity of ideas without matter, souls without bodies. Nevertheless, voices resonate among bodies, among texts, and across denotation and sound; they are singular, as unique as fingerprints, but irreducibly collective too. They are material, somatic, and musical. But voices are also meaningful--they give body to concepts that cannot exist in abstractions, essential to sense yet in excess of it. They can be neither reduced to neurology nor silenced in abstraction. They complicate the logos of the beginning and emphasize the enfleshing of all words. Through explorations of theology and philosophy, pedagogy, translation, and semiotics, all interwoven with song, The Matter of Voice works toward reintegrating our thinking about both speaking and authorial voice as fleshy combinings of meaning and music.

On Feminist Ethics and Politics

On Feminist Ethics and Politics Author Claudia Card
ISBN-10 UVA:X004253350
Release 1999
Pages 365
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For years, mainstream feminist ethics focused criticism on male supremacy. Feminist philosophers in this volume adopt a less male-focused stance to look closely at oppression's impact on women's agency and on women's relations with women.Examining legal, social, and physical relationships, these philosophers confront moral ambiguity, moral compromise, and complicity in perpetuating oppression. Combining personal experience with philosophical inquiry, they vividly portray their daily engagement with oppression as both victims and perpetrators. They explore such issues as how pornography silences women and radical feminist politics' complicity in racism.Among these insightful essays, Sandra Bartky argues that women share guilt for racism when they benefit from it without protest; Susan Brison reflects on uses of narrative in trauma recovery from such experiences as being targeted for rape or murder; Joan Callahan examines fallout of derogatory speech directed at lesbians; Virginia Held proposes carrying,care into marketplaces and governments; and, in her introduction, Claudia Card draws on Primo Levi's conception of "gray zones" in exploring dangers of character damage to victims of misogyny.A fitting companion to Card's highly regarded Feminist Ethics, this volume interweaves observations on character, political ethics, violence, and love into an accessible sourcebook for students. It tackles some of feminism's most pressing issues and helps readers to identify and then overcome the real damage caused by oppression.

Death and the self in ancient Chinese thought

Death and the self in ancient Chinese thought Author Mark Berkson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105017517934
Release 2000
Pages 806
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Death and the self in ancient Chinese thought has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Death and the self in ancient Chinese thought also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Death and the self in ancient Chinese thought book for free.

Stories We ve Heard Stories We ve Told

Stories We ve Heard  Stories We ve Told Author Jeffrey Kottler
ISBN-10 9780199328277
Release 2014-09-26
Pages 240
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This is a book that integrates what is known from a wide variety of disciplines about the nature of storytelling and how it influences and transforms people's lives. Drawing on material from the humanities, sociology, anthropology, neurophysiology, media and communication studies, narrative inquiry, indigenous healing traditions, as well as education, counseling, and therapy, the book explores the ways that therapists operate as professional storytellers. In addition, our job is to hold and honor the stories of our clients, helping them to reshape them in more constructive ways. The book itself is written as a story, utilizing engaging prose, research, photographs, and powerful anecdotes to draw readers into the intriguing dynamics and processes involved in therapeutic storytelling. It sets the stage for what follows by discussing the ways that stories have influenced history, cultural development, and individual worldviews and then delves into the ways that everyday lives are impacted by the stories we hear, read, and view in popular media. The focus then moves to stories within the context of therapy, exploring how client stories are told, heard, and negotiated in sessions. Attention then moves to the ways that therapists can become more skilled and accomplished storytellers, regardless of their theoretical preferences and style.

Ultimate Reality and Meaning

Ultimate Reality and Meaning Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015081707146
Release 2002
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Ultimate Reality and Meaning has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ultimate Reality and Meaning also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ultimate Reality and Meaning book for free.

Is Death Ever Preferable to Life

Is Death Ever Preferable to Life Author Ian Olver
ISBN-10 9789401719766
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 168
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This is an original contribution to the much debated area of the value that we should place on human life. With the euthanasia issue highlighted in the public arena this book argues for a non-absolutist highest value on life ethic and how that fits with society's current emphasis on individual autonomy. By the use of everyday examples the impact of placing a high value on life is explored. It will be useful for students of ethics, nursing and medicine and those engaged in the public debate on euthanasia.