Immortality and the Philosophy of Death by Michael Cholbi

By Michael Cholbi

Death comes for us all – finally. Philosophers have lengthy been confused by way of how we should believe approximately demise. many of us worry dying and think that demise is undesirable for the individual that dies. yet is loss of life undesirable for us, and if this is the case, how is its badness top defined? If we don't continue to exist dying –if demise is just a country of nothingness – how can dying be undesirable for us? If dying is undesirable for us, will we have sturdy cause to dwell so long as attainable? could an immortal existence quite be a superb human existence – or might even an immortal existence finally turn into tedious and make us lengthy for mortality?

This quantity offers fourteen philosophical essays that research our attitudes towards mortality and immortality. the subjects addressed became extra pressing as scientists try and expand the human lifespan, maybe even indefinitely. This ebook invitations the reader to seriously appraise his or her personal attitudes towards dying and immortality by way of exploring the moral, metaphysical, and mental complexities linked to those issues.

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