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Living Up to Death$
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Paul Ricoeur

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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Mourning & Cheerfulness

Mourning & Cheerfulness

Chapter:
Mourning & Cheerfulness
Source:
Living Up to Death
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226713502.003.0001

This chapter presents Paul Ricouer's essay Up to death. Mourning and Cheerfulness. It highlights the author's fear of being the dying person for those who will visit him and suggests that there is an element of make-believe when people reflect on death, especially for other people's death. This essay also presents a critique the narratives about a physical resurrection and the death-afterlife connection.

Keywords:   Paul Ricouer, fear, dying person, make-believe, physical resurrection, death-afterlife connection

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