Death, Incorporated

Brent Adkins

in Death and Desire in Hegel, Heidegger and Deleuze

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780748627967
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652419 | DOI:
Death, Incorporated

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This chapter discusses Martin Heidegger's concept of death in his Being and Time. It argues that death plays a transcendental role in Being and Time and that the conditions for the possibility of human experience are predicated on a lack. The chapter contends that conditions for the possibility of experience lie in Dasein's transcendental melancholia, and that the melancholia is not a psychological reaction to empirical loss, but the metaphysical ground of any possible experience.

Keywords: death; Martin Heidegger; Being and Time; human experience; Dasein; melancholia; empirical loss

Chapter.  8977 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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