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The Meaning of Death

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Paperback, 351 pages
Published June 1st 1965 by McGraw-Hill
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Mehwish Mughal
Apr 23, 2016 Mehwish Mughal rated it it was amazing
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'The meaning of death' is a collection of essays on various aspects of death from various perspectives by acclaimed contributors including psychologists, psychiatrists, philosophers, anthropologists, health practioners, artists and sociologists.
The individual chapters are linked to each other in the broader inquiry of thanatology but lack harmonious fluidity because of the nature of compilations in the book (i.e. essay format). I think it is worth mentioning at this point that in 1959 when the b
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Sep 01, 2011 Tom rated it liked it
Collection of essays discussing the idea of death from a variety of perspectives. Some papers are great, while others leave more to be desired.
Corinne
EXCELLENT read! May be an older book, but the essays remain very relevant to today's society.
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American psychologist Herman Feifel was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 4, 1915. He is internationally recognized as a pioneering figure in the modern death movement. His personal and research efforts helped break the prevailing taboo that discouraged scientific study of death and dying. His work transformed the way people think about death, treat the dying and bereaved, and view their own ...more
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