The Book of Dead PhilosophersBook - 2009
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. From the self-mocking haikus of Zen masters on their deathbeds to the last words of Christian saints and modern-day sages, this irresistible book contains much to inspire both amusement and reflection.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2009, c2008.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
Characteristics: xxxviii, 265 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.