Meaning and Mortality in Kierkegaard and Heidegger: Origins of the Existential Philosophy of Death

2017.05.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adam Buben, Meaning and Mortality in Kierkegaard and Heidegger: Origins of the Existential Philosophy of Death, Northwestern
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2017.05.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Adam Buben, Meaning and Mortality in Kierkegaard and Heidegger: Origins of the Existential Philosophy of Death, Northwestern University Press, 2016, 189pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780810132504. Reviewed by Arun Iyer, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Adam Buben's compact book is ideally meant for the philosophically minded student of Christian theology. It is an attempt to systematize, from a strictly Christian perspective that is informed by the work of Kierkegaard, the myriad reflections in the history of Western thought on the meaning of human existence in the face of death and mortality. Kierkegaard is without doubt the central figure of this book, as the bibliography clearly indicates. However, much more significantly, the author gives himself the mission of roping in Heidegger as an ally for Kierkegaard's idiosyncratic Christian musings on death and the meaning of human existence. He uncovers in. . .

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