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Living Up to Death

Paul Ricoeur

Abstract

When French philosopher Paul Ricoeur died in 2005, he bequeathed to the world a highly regarded, widely influential body of work which established him as one of the greatest thinkers of our time. He also left behind a number of unfinished projects that are gathered here and translated into English for the first time. This book consists of one major essay and nine fragments. Composed in 1996, the essay is the kernel of an unrealized book on the subject of mortality. Likely inspired by his wife's approaching death, it examines not one's own passing but one's experience of others dying. Ricoeur n ... More

Keywords: Paul Ricouer, mortality, death, life after death, biblical scholarship, philosophy of language, selfhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226713496
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226713502.001.0001

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Paul Ricoeur, author

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