Death and Philosophy

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Heidelberg. He is the author of Donald Davidson and the Mirror of Meaning and the editor of The Philosophical Papers of Alan Donagan. He has published on a variety of topics in scholarly journals and has recently completed a book on the nature and philosophical significance of place.

Graham Parkes is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii. He is the editor of Nietzsche and Asian Thought and Heidegger and Asian Thought, translator of The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism by Nishitani Keiji and Heidegger’s Hidden Sources: East-Asian Influences on His Work by Reinhard May, and author of Composing the Soul: Reaches of Nietzsche’s Psychology.

Ivan Soll is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is the author of An Introduction to Hegel’s Metaphysics and of a number of articles on Hegel, Nietzsche and others.

Robert C. Solomon is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of numerous books and articles covering a wide range of philosophical topics. His most recent publications include Ethics and Excellence, A Passion for Justice and, with Kathleen Higgins, A Short History of Philosophy.

Reinhard Steiner is Professor of Art History at the University of Stuttgart. He is the author of books on Leonardo da Vinci, Egon Schiele and the figure of Prometheus in art, as well as articles in aesthetics and art history.

Robert Wicks is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Auckland. He has written on the aesthetics of Kant and Hegel, and on Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Foucault. He has a special interest in the experiential and psychological aspects of philosophical theories.

Julian Young is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland and is the author of Heidegger, Philosophy, Nazism; Nietzsche’s Theory of Art and Willing and Unwilling: A Study in the Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer.

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Death and Philosophy
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Death and Philosophy 1
  • 2 - My Death 5
  • 3 - Against Death 16
  • 4 - On the Purported Insignificance of Death 22
  • 5 - Death and the Skeleton 39
  • 6 - Death, the Bald Scenario 50
  • 7 - Death as Transformation in Classical Daoism 57
  • 8 - Death and Enlightenment 71
  • 9 - Death and Detachment 83
  • 10 - Death and Metaphysics 98
  • 11 - Death and Authenticity 112
  • 12 - Death and the Unity of a Life 120
  • 13 - The Antinomy of Death 135
  • 14 - Death Fetishism, Morbid Solipsism 152
  • Notes 177
  • References 198
  • Index 203
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