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

Author / Creator Schumacher, Bernard N.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Description xi, 258 p. ; 23 cm.
Language English
Subject Death.
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 9780521769327 (hardback)
0521769329 (hardback)
9780521171199 (pbk.)
0521171199 (pbk.)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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"--

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