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2006 | 3 | 139-156
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THE PHENOMENON OF DEATH AND DYING. A MEDITATION ON MY MORTALITY

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This paper deals with the problem of death and mortality of self. The author considers differences between the Western and Chinese culture regarding the attitude toward death. He contrasts European thought about death, especially that included in Mesopotamian, Greek and Hebrew mythology and Plato's, Theognis', Epicurus', Epictetus', Wittgenstein's, Marcel's or Heidegger's philosophy, with Taoist and Confucian ideas. From Western perspective death seems to make life senseless, whereas Chinese culture perceives mortality as an integral element of nature and life. The author's analysis of 'the uncertain certainty of my death and the unnecessary necessity of my life' leads him to a conclusion that because of existence of love 'death is meaningful and life is therefore worth living'.
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3
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139-156
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  • Chan-Fai Cheung, Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin. N.T. Hong Kong
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07PLAAAA03326865
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