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How to die : a book about being alive
—Robertson, Ray, 1966- author.
Book
2019
5 available of 7 items

٢He who would teach men to die would teach them to live,٣ writes Montaigne in Essais, and in How to Die: A Book on Being Alive, Ray Robertson takes up the challenge. Though contemporary society avoids the subject and often values the mere continuation of existence over its quality, Robertson argues that the active and intentional consideration of death is neither morbid nor frivolous, but instead essential to our ability to fully value life. How to Die is both an absorbing excursion through some of Western literature's most compelling works on the subject of death as well as an anecdote-driven argument for cultivating a better understanding of death in the belief that, if we do, we'll know more about what it means to live a meaningful life.

Item Details
Subjects:
Death -- Psychological aspects.
Death.
Life.
Robertson, Ray, 1966- -- Anecdotes.
ISBN:
9781771960946
1771960949
Description:
181 pages ; 19 cm
Notes:
Canadiana.
Includes bibliographical references.
Link to PAC
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