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Published: 19 June 2019

216 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190921149

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Death, Immortality, and Meaning in Life

John Martin Fischer

  • Incorporates a new discussion of the meaning of life that expands on existing work by Susan Wolf and others
  • Features a detailed and highly engaging discussion of immortality that examines its connections to anti-aging efforts, past and present; near-death experiences; the existential fascination with living forever; and contemporary efforts to extend life by heroic medical means
  • Presents novel discussions of metaphysical issues that contain new contributions to debates--i.e., why death is different from our pre-natal nonexistence

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