Bibliographic Details

Death and mortality in contemporary philosophy / Bernard N. Schumacher ; translated by Michael J. Miller.

Author / Creator Schumacher, Bernard N.
Uniform title Confrontations avec la mort. English
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Description 1 online resource (257 pages)
Language English
Subject Death.
PHILOSOPHY -- Movements -- Humanism.
mort -- nature (philosophie) -- 19e s. -- 21e s. (début)
mortalité -- 19e s. -- 21e s. (début)
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
ISBN 9780511780028
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This book contributes to current bioethical debates by providing a critical analysis of the philosophy of human death. Bernard N. Schumacher discusses contemporary philosophical perspectives on death, creating a dialogue between phenomenology, existentialism, and analytic philosophy. He also examines the ancient philosophies that have shaped our current ideas about death. His analysis focuses on three fundamental problems: (1) the definition of human death, (2) the knowledge of mortality and of human death as such, and (3) the question of whether death is nothing to us or, on the contrary, whether it can be regarded as an absolute or relative evil. Drawing on scholarship published in four languages and from three distinct currents of thought, this volume represents a comprehensive and systematic study of the philosophy of death, one that provides a provocative basis for discussions of the bioethics of human mortality"--
Other form Print version: Schumacher, Bernard N. Confrontations avec la mort. English. Death and mortality in contemporary philosophy. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9780521769327