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9780190921149

Death, Immortality, and Meaning in Life

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    9780190921149

  • ISBN10:

    0190921145

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-06-19
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

The most recent addition to the Fundamentals of Philosophy series, John Martin Fischer's Death, Immortality, and Meaning in Life offers a brief yet in-depth introduction to the key philosophical issues and problems concerning death and immortality. Its engaging and accessible narrative is
clearly organized into ten chapters that address meaning in life, death, the badness of death, time and death, ideas on immortality, near-death experiences, and extending life through medical technology.

Author Biography


John Martin Fischer is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside, and a University Professor at the University of California. He is coauthor of Near-Death Experiences: Understanding Visions of the Afterlife (OUP, 2016), and coeditor of Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings, Eighth Edition (OUP, 2018). He was Project Leader of The Immortality Project (John Templeton Foundation).

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Preface
1. Meaning in Life
2. The Meaning of Death
3. Bads without Negative Experiences?
4. It's About Time: Timing and Mirror Images
5. The Meaning of Immortality
6. Would Immortal Life Be Recognizably Human?
7. Identity, Boredom, and Immortality Realism
8. Near-Death Experiences and Supernaturalism
9. Near-Death Experiences: Their Significance
10. The Final Chapter
Index

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