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The Twilight Zone Between Death and Immortality

  • Peter Hulsroj
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

Every time we do not think about ourselves are moments of transcendence. Work, football and love make us reach beyond ourselves and thus make us forget about mortality. Shopping becomes a Kierkegaardian ‘moment’, no matter how much Kierkegaard would have hated that thought. Books, plays and movies have traditionally taken us beyond ourselves. Love of history allows us to partake in god’s perspective, by observing and participating in lives past without possibility of active involvement except as guide for the future. Hells Angels sometimes die for Hells Angels, showing that even in crude and violent environments human beings might move beyond the shackles of individuality and egocentrism. Even Hells Angels may transcend!

Keywords

Lung Cancer Future Action Rare Occasion Personal Exposure Obvious Quest 
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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Hulsroj
    • 1
  1. 1.ViennaAustria

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