Why grieve?

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Grief presents us a paradox: It is nearly always emotionally taxing, involving emotions (such as sadness) that we usually have good reasons to avoid. But at the same time, grief is a valuable and worthwhile experience for us humans. This paradox weakens though once we recognize that grief can provide us an important form of practical self-knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring the Philosophy of Death and Dying
Subtitle of host publicationClassical and Contemporary Perspectives
EditorsTravis Timmerman, Michael Cholbi
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781003106050
ISBN (Print)9781138393578, 9781138393585
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2020

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