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Living and the Dead : An Essay on the Tendential Continuities of Life and Death (Paperback) (Toby Austin

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The Living and the Dead examines the complex barriers and boundaries between the worlds of life and death. The book draws upon philosophy, ethnography, literature and natural science in order to suggest that rather than being seen as opposing terms, life and death are better understood as continuous tendencies acting upon one another in a relationship where neither can be seen as passive. Arguing that the failure to think the relationship between that which is living and that which is not leads to situations where both life and death are degraded, The Living and the Dead, proposes that to confront the challenges of our times—the dominance of economism, the ecological crisis, technological advancement—we need to develop a more nuanced, complex, and fluid understand of the relationships between life and death.
Number of Pages: 173
Genre: Literary Criticism, Religion + Beliefs, Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Toby Austin Locke
Language: English
Street Date: October 18, 2016
TCIN: 51830375
UPC: 9781910924327
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-6609
$14.95

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