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How Are We to Confront Death?: An Introduction to Philosophy (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

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Confronting death means looking it squarely in the face. Contemporary society refuses to do so, preferring to hide it and hide from it. Funeral rites no longer function as a way to mediate death or to maintain a link between the living and dead. Today the disappearance of certain funerary practices attests to the denial of death as such. They reflect a preference for focus ...more
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Published November 2nd 2012 by Fordham University Press (first published June 1st 2012)
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Meh. Not poor, but bloodless and thin. The phenomenologist Dastur writes about death as if she has never experienced it as a historic or personal phenomenon.
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