The burden and blessing of mortality

Jonas, Hans
January 1992
Hastings Center Report;Jan/Feb92, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p34
Academic Journal
States that metabolism is a continued reclaiming of life, ever reasserting the value of being against its lapse into nothingness. The possibility of death is the burden with which life struggles; Death's necessity is life's blessing; Even the sickest of us wants to go on living, but thinking and sensing, not merely digesting.


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