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dc.contributor.advisor Engelhardt, H. Tristram, Jr.
dc.creatorPhillips, Joan Raines
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:06:18Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:06:18Z
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.citation Phillips, Joan Raines. "Is someone in coma Dasein?." (1993) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13770.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13770
dc.description.abstract An ontological investigation into the way of Being for someone in irreversible coma through Martin Heidegger's Dasein-analysis. Ambiguity in the designation 'human being' leads to the conceptual confusion one experiences when encountering someone in irreversible coma, because the designation of 'human being' indicates both 'Homo Sapien' and 'Homo Sapien plus Dasein'. However, considering what he requires for Dasein, Heidegger's Dasein-analysis supports a higher brain function definition of death. Thus on an Heideggerian interpretation, someone in irreversible coma has died as Dasein, remaining in the world as a 'living corpse'.
dc.format.extent 64 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectPhilosophy
dc.title Is someone in coma Dasein?
dc.type Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Philosophy
thesis.degree.discipline Humanities
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts


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