Bibliographic Details

Death / Todd May.

Author / Creator May, Todd, 1955-
Imprint Stocksfield : Acumen, 2009.
Description vii, 119 p. ; 22 cm.
Language English
Series The art of living series
Art of living series (Acumen Publishing)
Subject Death.
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Death.
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Format Print, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8303776
ISBN 9781844651641 (pbk.)
1844651649 (pbk.)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The fact that we will die, and that our death can come at any time, pervades the entirety of our living. There are many ways to think about and deal with death. A good number of them are attempts to escape its grip. However, in this book the philosopher Todd May seeks to confront death in its power and considers the possibility that our mortal deaths are the end of us, and asks what this might mean for our living. What lessons can we draw from our mortality? And how might we live as creatures who die, and who know we are going to die?" "In exploring these questions, May brings together two divergent perspectives on death. The First holds that death is not an evil, or at least that immortality would be far worse than dying. The second holds that death is indeed an evil, and that there is no escaping that fact. May shows that if we are to live with death we need to hold these two perspectives together. Their convergence yields both a beauty and a tragedy to our living that are inextricably entwined."--BOOK JACKET.
Table of Contents:
  • Our dealings with death
  • Death and immortality
  • Living with death.