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The Book of Dead Philosophers
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date February 10, 2009
Pages 265
Binding Paperback
Edition Original
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307390431
ISBN-10 0307390438
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 9 in.
Weight 0.36 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $16.95
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In this collection of brief lives (and deaths) of nearly two hundred of the world's greatest thinkers, noted philosopher Simon Critchley creates a register of mortality that is tragic, amusing, absurd, and exemplary. From the self-mocking haikus of Zen masters on their deathbeds to the last words of Christian saints and modern-day sages, this irresistible book contains much to inspire both amusement and reflection.

Informed by Critchley's acute insight, scholarly intelligence, and sprightly wit, each entry tells its own tale, but collected together they add up to a profound and moving investigation of meaning and the possibility of happiness for us all.

 



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from Granta Books (June 2, 2008)
9781847080103 | details & prices | 298 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $25.35
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Original edition from Vintage Books (February 10, 2009)
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About: In this collection of brief lives (and deaths) of nearly two hundred of the world's greatest thinkers, noted philosopher Simon Critchley creates a register of mortality that is tragic, amusing, absurd, and exemplary.
Miscellaneous
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