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The Resource The consolations of mortality : making sense of death, Andrew Stark

The consolations of mortality : making sense of death, Andrew Stark

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The consolations of mortality : making sense of death
Title
The consolations of mortality
Title remainder
making sense of death
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Stark
Title variation
Making sense of death
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For those who don't believe in an afterlife, the wisdom of the ages offers four great consolations for mortality: that death is benign and good; that mortal life provides its own kind of immortality; that true immortality would be awful; and that we experience the kids of losses in life that we will eventually face in death. Can any of these consolations honestly reconcile us to our inevitable demise? In this timely book, Andrew Stark tests the psychological truth of these consolations and searches our collective literary, philosophical, and cultural traditions for answers to the question of how we, in the twenty-first century, might accept our mortal condition. Ranging from Epicurus and Heidegger to bucket lists, the flaming out of rock stars, and the retiring of sports jerseys, Stark's poignant and learned exploration shows how these consolations, taken together, reveal death as a blessing no matter how much we may love life."--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
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Stark, Andrew
Dewey number
155.937
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Death
  • Mortality
Label
The consolations of mortality : making sense of death, Andrew Stark
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-262) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Death is benign. Attending your own funeral ; How to rest on your laurels ; Look who's calling himself nothing ; Bucket lists -- Part 2. Mortality intimates immortality. Retiring your jersey ; Regrets? How much time do you have? ; You never know ; Making your mark -- Part 3. Immortality would be malignant. Is this all there is? ; Still life ; A wistful backward glance ; Making the sun run ; Mortality versus immortality? Why not the right to choose? -- Part 4. Life intimates death. The big sleep ; Stardust and moonshine ; Every time I say goodbye, I die a little ; My last espresso
Control code
000058952708
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 275 pages
Isbn
9780300219258
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016934664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)939994069
Label
The consolations of mortality : making sense of death, Andrew Stark
Publication
Copyright
Note
GEN.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Death is benign. Attending your own funeral ; How to rest on your laurels ; Look who's calling himself nothing ; Bucket lists -- Part 2. Mortality intimates immortality. Retiring your jersey ; Regrets? How much time do you have? ; You never know ; Making your mark -- Part 3. Immortality would be malignant. Is this all there is? ; Still life ; A wistful backward glance ; Making the sun run ; Mortality versus immortality? Why not the right to choose? -- Part 4. Life intimates death. The big sleep ; Stardust and moonshine ; Every time I say goodbye, I die a little ; My last espresso
Control code
000058952708
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 275 pages
Isbn
9780300219258
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2016934664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)939994069

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