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Death and finitude : toward a pragmatic transcendental anthropology of human limits and mortality

Author: Sami Pihlström
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2016.
Series: American philosophy series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book integrates pragmatism and transcendental philosophy in examining the most serious problem defining the human condition, death and mortality. Its analysis of human limits and finitude is intended to be relevant to the concerns of philosophers specializing in, for example, transcendental philosophy, philosophical anthropology, pragmatism, Wittgenstein, and the philosophy of religion. Mortality is studied as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pihlström, Sami.
Death and finitude.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016031658
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sami Pihlström
ISBN: 9781498524421 1498524427
OCLC Number: 953918649
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Mortality and philosophical anthropology --
The self as a limit --
Death mine or the other's? --
Death, guilt, and (in)equality --
Controlling death? Pragmatist philosophy of mortality --
A pragmatic transcendental anthropology.
Series Title: American philosophy series
Responsibility: Sami Pihlström.

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This book integrates pragmatism and transcendental philosophy in examining the most serious problem defining the human condition, death and mortality. Its analysis of human limits and finitude is intended to be relevant to the concerns of philosophers specializing in, for example, transcendental philosophy, philosophical anthropology, pragmatism, Wittgenstein, and the philosophy of religion. Mortality is studied as providing a necessary framework within which questions concerning the meaningfulness or meaninglessness of human life become possible.

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Pragmatic naturalism has received considerable attention in recent years, and Sami Pihlstrom's most recent work is a strong addition to that literature: 1) it deepens his own ongoing transcendental Read more...

 
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