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Dying is Only Human: The Case Death Makes for the Immortality of the Person


Steffen Roth


ESC Rennes School of Business

May 4, 2013

Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 35-39, 2013

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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.

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Keywords: Human Condition, Death, Life, Immortality, Person, Interaction, Social Systems, Organization

JEL Classification: M19

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Date posted: May 5, 2013 ; Last revised: February 19, 2014

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Roth, Steffen, Dying is Only Human: The Case Death Makes for the Immortality of the Person (May 4, 2013). Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 35-39, 2013. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2260793

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ESC Rennes School of Business ( email )
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Rennes, 35000
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