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Confrontations with the ReaperA Philosophical Study of the Nature and Value of Death$
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Fred Feldman

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195089288

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089288.001.0001

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Introduction: Confronting the Reaper

Introduction: Confronting the Reaper

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(p.3) Introduction: Confronting the Reaper
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Confrontations with the Reaper
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Feldman Fred

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089288.003.0001

In many forms of mythology and art, death has been pictured as a ferryman waiting to take those who have passed away to the other side. Another picture painted of death, albeit a more popular one, is that of the Reaper, a hooded skeleton holding a scythe. This chapter discusses two notable aspects of the Grim Reaper and includes a detailed description of the topics included in the book.

Keywords:   death, dying, mythology, Grim Reaper, ferryman

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