Chapter

Death – Some Preliminary Reflections

Filiz Peach

in Death, 'Deathlessness' and Existenz in Karl Jaspers' Philosophy

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780748625352
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652426 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625352.003.0002
Death – Some Preliminary Reflections

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This chapter provides the relevant background knowledge that will be linked with later discussions on Karl Jaspers' existential analysis of death. It explains that the human relatedness to death manifests itself in various forms, and that death awareness enables the individual to look into some fundamental questions and develop an attitude and relationship to death. The chapter describes diverse interpretations of attitudes towards death in various cultures, including some ancient civilisations.

Keywords: death; Karl Jaspers; death awareness; existential analysis; cultures; ancient civilisations

Chapter.  9652 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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