This book by Norbert Elias (1897-1990)--who was one of the thinkers associated with the so-called Frankfurt School of social philosophers--addresses the issues of death and dying in a unique and personal way. It is a groundbreaking study, profound, scholarly, and deeply humane. Elias brings forth one of the greatest problems confronting people of all ages in today's hyper-developed Western societies: although people die more hygienically than ever before, they also remain in almost complete emotional isolation. (publisher, edited)

Quelle: Philosopher's Index (WEBSPIRS)