David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge University Press (2010)
This book contributes to current bioethical debates by providing a critical analysis of the philosophy of human death. Bernard N. Schumacher discusses contemporary philosophical perspectives on death, creating a dialogue between phenomenology, existentialism, and analytic philosophy. He also examines the ancient philosophies that have shaped our current ideas about death. His analysis focuses on three fundamental problems: (1) the definition of human death, (2) the knowledge of mortality and of human death as such, and (3) the question of whether death is "nothing" to us or, on the contrary, whether it can be regarded as an absolute or relative evil. Drawing on scholarship published in four languages and from three distinct currents of thought, this volume represents a comprehensive and systematic study of the philosophy of death, one that provides a provocative basis for discussions of the bioethics of human mortality
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$17.49 used (42% off) $19.98 new (34% off) $24.95 direct from Amazon (17% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||BD444.S3936 2010|
|ISBN(s)||9780521769327 0521171199 9780521171199 0521769329|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Steven Luper (2013). Exhausting Life. Journal of Ethics 17 (1-2):99-119.
Similar books and articles
Ari Joffe (2010). Are Recent Defences of the Brain Death Concept Adequate? Bioethics 24 (2):47-53.
Shelly Kagan (2012). Death. Yale University Press.
Paul Ricœur (2009). Living Up to Death. University of Chicago Press.
James W. Evra (1984). Death. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 5 (2).
Richard A. Cohen (2006). Levinas: Thinking Least About Death: Contra Heidegger. [REVIEW] International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 60 (1/3):21 - 39.
Sherry R. Schachter (2009). Cancer Patients Facing Death : Is the Patient Who Focuses on Living in Denial of His/Her Death? In Michael K. Bartalos (ed.), Speaking of Death: America's New Sense of Mortality. Praeger
Masahiro Morioka (2004). Current Debate on the Ethical Issues of Brain Death. Proceedings of International Congress on Ethical Issues in Brain Death and Organ Transplantation:57-59.
Added to index2010-07-14
Total downloads52 ( #65,834 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #369,877 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?