Death: A Philosophical Inquiry

Death: A Philosophical Inquiry

Paul Fairfield


From Nietzsche's pronouncement that "God is lifeless" to Camus' argument that suicide is the elemental query of philosophy, the concept that of demise performs a tremendous function in existential phenomenology, achieving from Kierkegaard to Heidegger and Marcel.

This ebook explores the phenomenology of loss of life and gives a special approach into the phenomenological culture. Paul Fairfield examines the subsequent key topics:

  • the glossy denial of loss of life
  • Heidegger's vital proposal of 'being-toward-death' and its centrality in phenomenological principles, equivalent to authenticity and lifestyles
  • the philosophical value of demise rituals: what explains the principal towards ritual round loss of life, and what's its function and which means?
  • death in an age of secularism
  • the philosophy and ethics of suicide
  • death as a secret instead of a philosophical challenge to be solved
  • the dating among wish and death.

Death: A Philosophical Inquiry is crucial examining for college kids of phenomenology and existentialism, and also will be of curiosity to scholars in comparable fields resembling faith, anthropology and the scientific humanities.

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