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The book of dead philosophers

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Published by Vintage Books in New York City, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophers -- Death,
  • Philosophers -- Anecdotes

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementSimon Critchley.
    GenreAnecdotes
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB72.C68 2009
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Paginationxxxviii, 265 p.
    Number of Pages265
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22672079M
    ISBN 100307390438
    ISBN 109780307390431
    LC Control Number2008047719
    OCLC/WorldCa699086618


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In The Book of Dead Philosophers, Critchley presents a lineup of nearly famous (and not so famous) philosophers and explores how, through their deaths, one might be inspired to lead a richer life. From a few words to a few pages, each great thinker's death is examined in an enlightening and entertaining manner as the author waxes The book of dead philosophers book the Cited by: The Book of Dead Philosophers is a motley collection of some years of philosophy and philosophizing, touching on philosophers from both Western and Eastern traditions and nicely emphasizing the under-appreciated contributions of women.

With the immense scope of Critchleys project, we get some interesting glimpses of the history of /5. After an interesting (although hardly revolutionary) introduction to the book and its central concept -- that philosophers have something to teach us about death, the single largest defining fact of our lives, through the way they themselves died -- Simon Critchley tackles the deaths (and sometimes the lives) of some philosophers spanning seven millennia at a very rapid clip.4/5.

About The Book of Dead Philosophers. 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.

The Book of Dead Philosophers By Simon Critchley pages. Vintage Books. $ Heraclitus, who believed that everything was in a state of flux, died, according to one account, of drowning in. The Book of Dead Philosophers NPR coverage of The Book of Dead Philosophers by Simon Critchley.

News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Simon Critchley. Once Critchley actually starts discussing these issues, the book become a rather flaccid catalog of philosophers coupled with weak summaries of their ideas with an equally disappointing discussion of their deaths.

Reading The Book of Dead Philosophers has all the excitement of reading the cargo manifesto of a Dutch freighter.3/5(11). Almost Nothing, The Faith of the Faithless, and The Book of Dead Philosophers.

He is the series moderator of The Stone, a philosophy column in The New York Times, to which he is a frequent contributor/5(10). The book fascinates but in focusing on the deaths of the philosophers and not on their overall conception and experience of Death it misses much.

Thus for me the most profound and insightful words of the book come quite close to the beginning. They paradoxically have little to do what the book is by: The idea for Simon Critchley’s The Book of Dead Philosophers, a roughly chronological miscellany of deaths, was sparked by a line from Michel de Montaigne: ‘If I were a maker of books, I would make a register, with comments, of various deaths: he who should teach men to die, would teach them to live.’Critchley characterizes philosophy’s main task as an act of.

Diogenes died by holding his breath. Plato allegedly died of a lice infestation. Diderot choked to death on an apricot. Nietzsche made a long, soft-brained and dribbling descent into oblivion after kissing a horse in Turin.

From the self-mocking haikus of Zen masters on their deathbeds to the last words (gasps) of modern-day sages, The Book of Dead Philosophers chronicles the /5(9). I thought this was a serious book about philosophy which this book is not.

Nevertheless, I felt that it was an amusing light-hearted read. "The Book of Dead Philosophers" by Simon Critchley is really like an chronological index of a bunch of world philosophers, a brief summary of their philosophical contribution, then an anecdote about how they died/5(41).

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"The Book of Dead Philosophers" is more than a conversation crib sheet for attending grad-school Halloween parties. Critchley's mordant survey supports two broad critiques that he sets forth in a. When I saw this page soft cover book (The book of dead philosophers by Simon Critchley) on Amazon for a bargain price I decided to purchase it.

I found this book to be interesting, informative, unique and sometimes amusing. The theme is actually death and focuses on the various philosophers throughout history, their view of death and how 4/5(40). The Book of Dead Philosophers Simon Critchley “To philosophize is to learn how to die.” —Cicero; assassinated by order of Mark Antony “One who no longer is cannot suffer.” —Lucretius; suicide, allegedly driven mad by a love potion “Life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” —Hobbes; died in bed, age 91 In this.

As a result, Mr. Critchley, philosophy chairman at the New School for Social Research, has made a book out of marvelous and funny anecdotes about the deaths of some philosophers, from ancient.

The Book of Dead Philosophers would be far better served as a two-part arrangement: a quick survey of the deaths of philosophers, followed by a deeper examination of the handful of philosophers whose work Critchley truly finds valuable.

As is, it seems too much like Critchley wants to impress you with his research and then slip a fast one on /5(15). Get this from a library. The book of dead philosophers.

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You are its dream.”—Edmond Jabès, The Little Book of Unsuspected Subversion. I’ve been punched in the stomach by good luck. I found another twenty lying on the street. I had a dream in which I lived in this same. The Book of Dead Philosophers Design by John Gall I was a philosophy major and was even silly enough to go to grad school to continue studying it, but reading sentences like "The call must do its calling without any hubbub" (Heidegger, Being and Time) convinced me to jump ship after two years and find a job.

The Book of Dead Philosophers has on its cover a photo of a book with the title The Book of Dead book in the photo is lying on its back, presumably in a supine, dead-book pose. This is already annoying on many levels. Starting from the premise that philosophers' deaths have been as interesting as their lives, Simon Critchley looks at the strange circumstances in which some philosophers have died and then confronts the big themes - in this case, what 'a good death' means and how to live with the knowledge of death.

The book consists of short entries on various 4/5(1). Add to that his provocative take on religion in Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology and on death in The Book of Dead Philosophers (which consists of short entries enumerating the sometimes bizarre ways in which philosophers died, from jumping into a volcano to love potion poisoning) and Critchley has announced himself as.

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Vintage $ (p) ISBN this book challenges readers to learn from the philosophers' conduct in life and the. The Book of Dead Philosophers By Simon Critchley Vintage Books; $, paper ISBN We need to study philosophy, if only to discover how to live. Simon Critchley adopts this as his thesis, writing, “To philosophize is to learn how to die,” he says, quoting Cicero.

And death, in Critchley’s view is just a part of : Paul L. Martin. He lists various stories about philosophers passing away, and some of them are truly remarkable and hilarious. “It is the ambition of The Book of Dead Philosophers to show that often the philosopher’s greatest work of art is the manner of their death,” says Critchley for The Guardian.

Chryssipus. The Book of Dead Philosophers is the fifth book on death that I’ve read in the past few months, and it’s much the funniest. Simon Critchley is another American philosopher, a follower of Cicero, Seneca, and Montaigne, all of whom believed in the importance of thinking about death, and is scornful of a death denying world.

Book of Dead Philosophers by Simon Critchley available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews. In this rigorous, profound and frequently hilarious (The Sunday Telegraph, UK) work, philosopher 5/5(1).

This academic treatment of the subject covers an enormous amount of material dealing with more than dead philosophers throughout history. The book explores philosophers from the pre-Socratic, physiologists, sages, and Sophists, Platonists, Aristotelians, skeptics, Epicureans, classical Chinese philosophers, Romans, Christian saints, Islamic /5(36).

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