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IrrevocableA Philosophy of Mortality$
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Alphonso Lingis

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226556765

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.001.0001

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Mortality

Mortality

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(p.161) Mortality
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Irrevocable
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Alphonso Lingis

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0021

Martin Heidegger explains that anxiety, the premonition of nothingness, is an anticipation of dying. He brings together the future, the possible, goals, death, and nothingness. He traces how the sense of the negative, pushed all the way, converts into the most positive, positing experience. It posits my existence in all its singularity. But does anxiety really identify death to be nothingness? Is our dying a sinking into passivity, a dying into nature? What in an earlier, evolutionist anthropology was dubbed “animism” recognizes that voices addressing us and ordering us may be the voices of other species and voices of the absent and the dead.

Keywords:   Heidegger, anxiety, nothingness, dying into nature, animism

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