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The Babies in Trees

Alphonso Lingis

in Irrevocable: A Philosophy of Mortality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226556765
eISBN:
9780226557090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557090.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In Tora Toraja stillborn babies and babies who die before their first milk tooth emerges are buried in holes cut in living trees. The tree that is chosen, a Tarra’ tree, has white milk sap that flows ... More


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