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耶鲁大学著名公开课:哲学-死亡

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有一件事我可以肯定:我终究会死亡。但是,我如何面对这一事实?当我们深思死亡这件事时,会启发很多问题,这门课程将会对这些问题进行探讨,也会考虑到“死亡其实并非终结”这一可能。是否在某种意义上,我们是不朽的?不朽是值得我们期待的吗?这门课也会考查一种对死亡更清晰的概念:说一个人已经死了意味着什么?最后,课程会评价各种对死亡的态度:死亡是一个恶魔吗?怎么会是呢?为什么会是?自杀是道德上许可的吗?是合理的吗?知道自己终将死亡这件事,应该怎样影响我的生活方式?


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《耶鲁大学公开课:死亡》
作者:[美]谢利·卡根
出版社: 北京联合出版公司
原作名: Death Open Yale Courses
译者: 贝小戎
出版年: 2014-5-10
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参考书目:
Plato, Phaedo
John Perry, A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality
Leo Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilych
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Feldman, Fred. "The Enigma of Death." In Confrontations with the Reaper: A Philosophical Study of Nature and Value of Death. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. pp. 56-71
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Kaufmann, Walter. "Death." In The Faith of a Heretic. New York: New American Library, 1959. pp. 353-376
Kaufmann, Walter. "Death Without Dread." In Existentialism, Religion, and Death: Thirteen Essays. New York: New American Library, 1976. pp. 224-248
Martin, Robert. "The Identity of Animal and People." In There are Two Errors in the the Title of This Book: A Sourcebook of Philosophical Puzzles, Problems, and Paradoxes. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2002. pp. 223-226
Montaigne, Michel de. "That to Philosophize is to Learn to Die." In The Complete Essays.
Nagel, Thomas. "Death." In Mortal Questions. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1979. pp. 1-10
Rosenberg, Jay. "Life After Death: In Search of the Question." In Thinking Clearly About Death. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1983. pp. 18-22
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Swift, Jonathan. Gulliver's Travels, Part III, chapter 10.
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