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Death of a person familiar to me

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The translation of Chapter 5 of Brain Dead Person was uploded today. In this chapter I distinguished among three concepts: "my death", "the death of a person familiar to me", and "the death of a person unfamiliar to me." Hence the question to ask should be like this:

1) Is my brain death my death?
2) Is the brain death of a person familiar to me his or her death?
3) Is the brain death of a person unfamiliar to me his or her death?

But why these questions? Please read the text for the answer.

Anyway, now we have the translations of Ch.1, 2, and 5 so far. The reason why we skipped Ch.3 and 4 is that they are a little out of date. (Remember that this book was published in 1989, more than 15 years ago). Instead, Ch.1, 2, and 5 are still fresh and impressive to English readers, I believe.

And I added a summary to The Insensitive Man page. It might be interesting to visit and read it. This week the second printing will appear in bookstores. The total has been 25,000 copies to date. Great.

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 -- M.Morioka www.lifestudies.org

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