Bibliographic Details

Death : an essay on finitude / Françoise Dastur ; translated from the French by John Llewelyn.

Author / Creator Dastur, Françoise, 1942-
Uniform title Mort. English
Imprint London ; Atlantic Highlands, NJ : Athlone, 1996.
Description v, 107 p. ; 23 cm.
Language English
Subject Death.
Finite, The.
Death.
Finite, The.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/2667688
ISBN 0485114879
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 103-104) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The Magnitude of Death
  • Ch. I.
  • Culture and Death.
  • 1.
  • Mourning, the origin of culture.
  • 2.
  • Eschatological invention.
  • 3.
  • Tragedy and mortality
  • Ch. II.
  • The Metaphysics of Death.
  • 1.
  • Platonic immortality.
  • 2.
  • The Hegelian 'sublation' of death.
  • 3.
  • The metaphysics of becoming
  • Ch. III.
  • Phenomenology of Mortal Being.
  • 1.
  • My own death and the death of the other.
  • 2.
  • Death and dying.
  • 3.
  • Death and the possible
  • Ch. IV.
  • Mortality and Finitude.
  • 1.
  • Finitude and totality.
  • 2.
  • Finitude and natality.
  • 3.
  • Original finitude.
  • Conclusion: Death, Speech and Laughter.