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Dharma of the Dead: Zombies, Mortality and Buddhist Philosophy

Dharma of the Dead: Zombies, Mortality and Buddhist Philosophy

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With the increased popularity of zombies in recent years, scholars have considered why the undead have so captured the public imagination. This book argues that the zombie can be viewed as an object of meditation on death, a memento mori that makes the fact of mortality more approachable from what has been described as America's death-denying culture. The existential crisis in zombie apocalyptic fiction brings to the fore the problem of humanity's search for meaning in an increasingly global and secular world. Zombies are analyzed in the context of Buddhist thought, in contrast with social and religious critiques from other works.

Author: Christopher M. Moreman
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Published: 06/29/2018
Pages: 243
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.80h x 5.90w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781476672496

About the Author
Christopher M. Moreman is a professor and chair of the department of philosophy and religious studies at California State University, East Bay. He has published widely on topics relating to death, dying, and popular culture.

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