Dying is Only Human: The Case Death Makes for the Immortality of the Person
Rennes School of Business
May 4, 2013
Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 35-39, 2013
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 8
Keywords: Human Condition, Death, Life, Immortality, Person, Interaction, Social Systems, Organization
JEL Classification: M19
Date posted: May 5, 2013 ; Last revised: August 13, 2015
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