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An Ontological Study of Death: From Hegel to Heidegger (Hardback)

Sean Ireton

Edité par Duquesne University Press, United States, 2007
ISBN 10: 0820703966 / ISBN 13: 9780820703961
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Titre : An Ontological Study of Death: From Hegel to...

Éditeur : Duquesne University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2007

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Examines conceptions of death in German literature and philosophy arguing that the dialectical thinking of Hegel and HFolderin erases the metaphysical paradigm of death and sets the stage for the existential interpretations advanced by Nietzsche, Rilke,and Heidegger. Identifies and describes common ground in the way death is viewed - as the promise of possibility, freedom, and wholeness --Provided by publisher. N° de réf. du libraire AAG9780820703961

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Synopsis : This book examines conceptions of death as manifested in German literature and philosophy from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, expanding on thanatological theories that distinguish between a metaphysical and an ontological view of human finitude. Whereas metaphysics separates life from death and posits a transcendent reality beyond the physical world, the ontological perspective integrates death into the very core of being where it functions as a fundamental phenomenon of life. Though primarily focused on the Germanic tradition, Ireton's study also addresses the modern French philosophical treatment of death by Blanchot, Kojeve, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and Foucault in the wake of their German predecessors. Ireton concludes by placing the dialectical and existential views discussed in his study within the context of modern thanatology, specifically demonstrating how themes of human finitude and freedom have a direct bearing on the current debate surrounding the dignity of death and the right to die.

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