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ISBN 9780415772327
December 18, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
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Book Description

All of us who work in the field of death and dying are, beyond our projects and our practices, working on our awareness of our own mortality. This richly stimulating collection of original articles challenges the reader to develop a disciplined and focused awareness of his/her own mortality, and to grapple with the implications. "Awareness of Mortality" contributes to the basic and passionate intellectual quest for meaning in thanatology. It provokes the reader with a wide range of ideas and thinking styles to deepen the questioning process within his/her own self. "Awareness of Mortality" explores issues in philosophy, ethics, developmental psychology, psychoanalytic psychology, idealistic humanism, sociology, spiritual traditions, and other humanities that thanatology overlaps. "Awareness of Mortality" is an introduction to a broad-based philosophical thanatology.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I: POSING QUESTIONS
What Should We Expect From Philosophy? Jeanne Quint Benoliel Dying and Death Late in the Twentieth Century David J. Roy

PART II: PERSPECTIVES IN PHILOSOPHICAL THANATOLOGY
Immortality John D. Morgan The Idea of "The Glorious Dead": The Conversion of a Uniquely Personal Experience Bill Warren

Suffering and Death: External Questions in a New Context Kjell Kallenberg

Meaning and the Awareness of Death Galen K. Pletcher

Blinkings: A Thanatocentric Theory of Consciousness Jeffrey Kauffman

Personal Identity and Death Concern—Philosophical and Developmental Perspectives Adrian Tomer

PART III: HUMANISTIC REFLECTIONS ON MORTALITY AWARENESS
The Awareness of Mortality in Midlife: Implications for Later Life Kenneth J. Doka Intimations of Mortality from Recollections of Early Childhood: Death Awareness, Knowledge, and the Unconscious Victor L. Schermer

Children, Death, and Fairy Tales Elizabeth P. Lamers

Saying Good-Bye to Tomorrow Inge Corless

Horrendous Death: Linking Thanatology and Public Health Dan Leviton

Death and Beyond: A Hindu's Perspective Aruna Mathur

Contributors

Index

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