The Resource Death: : Philosophical Soundings, Herbert Fingarette, (electronic resource)

Death: : Philosophical Soundings, Herbert Fingarette, (electronic resource)

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Death: : Philosophical Soundings
Title
Death:
Title remainder
Philosophical Soundings
Statement of responsibility
Herbert Fingarette
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Midwest
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Fingarette, Herbert
Dewey number
128
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Death
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adult
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Death: : Philosophical Soundings, Herbert Fingarette, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11777242
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MWT11777242
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1 online resource
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MWT11777242
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11777242
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Death: : Philosophical Soundings, Herbert Fingarette, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11777242
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11777242
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11777242
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11777242
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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