“Each Death is Unique”
Beyond Epistemic Transfiguration in Thanatology
Death is an insurmountable problem for truth systems. This paper aims at discussing the relationship between death and truth, swaying from European (Plato's Phaedo, Jankélévitch, Morin) to Buddhist sources (mainly Chan-Zen Biyanlu and Dogen). These contributions are interpreted according to the distinction introduced here between epistemic-metaphysical transfiguration and semelfactive phenomenalism.