This book explores the phenomenology of death and offers a unique way into the phenomenological tradition. Paul Fairfield examines the following key topics:
- the modern denial of death
- Heidegger's important concept of 'being-toward-death' and its centrality in phenomenological ideas, such as authenticity and existence
- the philosophical significance of death rituals: what explains the imperative toward ritual around death, and what is its purpose and meaning?
- death in an age of secularism
- the philosophy and ethics of suicide
- death as a mystery rather than a philosophical problem to be solved
- the relationship between hope and death.
Death: A Philosophical Inquiry is essential reading for students of phenomenology and existentialism, and will also be of interest to students in related fields such as religion, anthropology and the medical humanities.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)|