The Book of Dead PhilosophersBook - 2009
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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2009, ©2008
Edition: 1st Vintage books ed
Branch Call Number: 190 C934b 2009
Characteristics: xxxviii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
From Library Staff
A catalog of philosophers and their demises, this book is a memento mori that reminds readers how to live. But it’s not all doom and gloom, sometimes it’s even funny.