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How Are We to Confront Death?: An Introduction to Philosophy (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)
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
Paperback, 60 pages
Published November 2nd 2012 by Fordham University Press
(first published June 1st 2012)
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