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CUTTIN' THE BODY LOOSE Historical, Biological, and Personal Approaches  to Death and Dying by  William Joseph Gavin - Hardcover - 1995 - from VELMA CLINTON BOOKS and Biblio.com

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CUTTIN' THE BODY LOOSE Historical, Biological, and Personal Approaches to Death and Dying

by Gavin, William Joseph

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Philadelphia: Temple University Press. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1995. Hardcover. 1566392977; Hardcover. Very minor wear on the clean, sound binding. Contents are almost as new. No DJ. (lr-4-d) . ; Hardcover. 8-1/2" Tall, cprt. 1995. XVI + 235pp. Black cloth, bright gold spine lettering, bright copper front cover lettering. PHILOSOPHY. "The text is divided into three parts. Part 1 argues for the proposition that death should be viewed historically and culturally, and that, when this is done, it becomes evident that death does not have meaning invariance. Part 2 deals with the opposite position, that is, the thesis that death is a biological phenomenon, historical accounts being of relatively minor use. Various biological definitions are discussed, as well as the issue of what kind of public policy should be adopted. Part 3 commences with a criticism that discussion thus far in the text has focused, incorrectly, upon death, whereas the really important topic is that of dying. It begins with an overview of the person as an ongoing process of interactions, for whom the bodily and the affective are consequently important situating dimensions. Focusing upon the individual highlights the moral priority of 'stories' of dying over the more general 'stages' of dying. " ... Index. (lr-4-d) . .
  • Bookseller: VELMA CLINTON BOOKS US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 43133
  • Title: CUTTIN' THE BODY LOOSE Historical, Biological, and Personal Approaches to Death and Dying
  • Author: Gavin, William Joseph
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good- with no dust jacket
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 1566392977
  • ISBN 13: 9781566392976
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • Date published: 1995
  • Bookseller catalogs: Philosophy;

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