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Dying is only human. The case death makes for the immortality of the person
Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry (2013)
  • Steffen Roth, Dr., ESC Rennes School of Business
Abstract
The claim of the present article is that human mortality makes a case for the discovery of the immortal nature of the person. Based on a clear distinction of the concepts of the human being and the person, human beings and persons are considered immortal insofar as both entities evidently do not qualify for a definition as living systems. On the one hand, human beings are presented as neither lifeless nor living systems. On the other hand, persons are introduced as lifeless systems and, as a result, immortal system. This claim is extended by the statement that, even if supposed to be living systems, persons could be considered at least potentially immortal, which is illustrated by a brief and proxy case of the person of Karl Marx.
Keywords
  • Human condition,
  • death,
  • life,
  • immortality,
  • person,
  • interaction,
  • social systems
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Steffen Roth. "Dying is only human. The case death makes for the immortality of the person" Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry Vol. Vol. 11 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/roth/6/