Death, Sacrifice, and Tragedy by Martin Foss

Another book I read ca. 1996.

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Philosophical exploration of the creative process of life. Martin Foss argues against Heidegger’s notion that man is “thrown into the world” and that man’s life begins and ends in “nothingness.” Foss describes life as an intensely creative process, and mortality as a “positive, creative status” which allows us to contribute to the world. His key point is that life, at its very best, is a “sacrifice” and that we create more life by making this sacrifice. He writes, “What counts is the qualitative richness of the life, its being spent in sacrificial action at every moment.” – Goodreads –

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