• Review of The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death

    Author(s):
    Subhasis Chattopadhyay (see profile)
    Editor(s):
    Narasimhananda Swami
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    New Testament
    Subject(s):
    Death
    Item Type:
    Review
    Tag(s):
    Jesus Seminars, Proactive Harm, Retroactive Harm, Trailanga Swami, immortality, Philosophy of death
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/43z1-wq84
    Abstract:
    This is a howler of a handbook. The review shows how in the name of academics, philosophers indulge in quid pro quos in high places. They have no clue about what they are writing. As a Benedictine Abbot in the US responded in email to this reviewer: "Yes, indeed, the book is not very serious. When the authors die some day, they will understand better, as we all shall see".
    Notes:
    This review shows the farce to which these Oxford Handbooks have reduced everything to. Over time, the famed Cambridge Companions have become sophisticated crambooks. This reviewer had deposited here books on the Buddhist Vasubandhu and separately, a book on the Tibetan mystic, Sera Khandro. Once one reads this book on death along with those two reviews one can understand how big presses now routinely publish rubbish. This review has been published in Prabuddha Bharata.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives
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