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The Consolations of Mortality: Making Sense of Death
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from Yale Univ Pr (August 23, 2016)
9780300219258 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $30.00
About: A penetrating and provocative exploration of human mortality, from Epicurus to Joan Didion 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 kinds of losses in life that we will eventually face in death.