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

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

8 Pages Posted: 5 May 2013 Last revised: 13 Aug 2015

Steffen Roth

La Rochelle Business School; Yerevan State University

Date Written: May 4, 2013

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, Organization

JEL Classification: M19

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2260793

Steffen Roth (Contact Author)

Yerevan State University ( email )

Alex Manoogian 1
Yerevan, 0025
Armenia

La Rochelle Business School ( email )

102 rue de Coureilles
Les Minimes
La Rochelle, 17024
France

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