Death, immortality, and meaning in life
- John Martin Fischer.
- New York : Oxford University Press, 
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- viii, 203 pages ; 21 cm.
- Fundamentals of philosophy (Oxford, England)
- Fischer, John Martin, 1952- author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Meaning in life
- The meaning of death
- Bads without negative experiences?
- It's about time: timing and mirror images
- The meaning of immortality
- Would immortal life be recognizably human?
- Identity, boredom, and immortality realism
- Near-death experiences and supernaturalism
- Near-death experiences: their significance
- The final chapter.
- "There are seven chapters, addressing philosophical issues pertaining to death, the badness of death, time and death, ideas on immortality, near death experiences, and extending life through medical technology. The book is shorter, and less elaborate, than Kagan's Death. And it goes into more depth about a selection of central issues related to death and immortality than May's book. It gives an original take on various basic puzzles pertaining to death, and integrates a discussion of these philosophical issues with an analysis of near-death experiences, as well as an exploration of contemporary efforts to extend life by heroic medical means"-- Provided by publisher.
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- Fundamentals of philosophy series
- 9780190921149 (pbk.)
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