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Titolo: Virtual Death and Human Self-Understanding
Autore/i: Illies, Christian
Parole chiave: suppression of deathtabooVirtual Deathmodern self-understandinghomo faberconstructivism
Data: 2020
Editore: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citazione: Christian Illies, "Virtual Death and Human Self-Understanding", in "Esercizi Filosofici 15", 2020, pp. 35-49
Journal: Esercizi Filosofici 
Modernity up to the late 20th century generally suppressed or denied death, it is often observed; death has become a modern taboo. However, the paper argues that we are moving beyond this denial of death. Death in some particular guises (“Virtual Death”) has found its way back into public discourse and popular culture. This paper explores possible reasons; both the previous denial as much as the current return in a different form can be explained on the basis of death’s role in the formation of notions of the self. While pre-modern humans could accept their contingency and thus mortality, modern self-understanding as a maker is at odds with death as with any ineluctable limit set to its creative power. That explains also, why we can accept Virtual Death more easily; this “death” is man’s own creation and no longer a limit to human mastership of this world. At least it appears to be.
Tipologia: Articolo
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/31220
eISSN: 1970-0164
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
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