BOOKS BY ALAN HARRINGTON. The Revelations of Dr. Modesto. Life in the Crystal Palace. The Secret Swinger. The Immortalist. Psychopaths. This is a provocative but half-cocked meditation on death, by a novelist (The Ordeal of Dr. Modesto; The Secret Swinger) who dares humanity to assert its will to. The Emancipation of Man in Latin Averroism and the Negation of Immortality. Pierre Conway – – Québec, Éditions De L’Univ. Laval. Death and Immortality .

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From the beginning to the end, religion has exhibited this strange masochism.

We are never happy, I think! For the record, I’m in the aetheistic camp myself so I think defeating death by biological means is an eventual scientific certainty – telomerase is your friend!

Death and Dying, Misc in Applied Ethics. But then even True Names suggests an afterlife in which state and corporate controls could annihilate dissidents individuals more or less at te – I find that hard to enthuse about, although it’s quite likely that Vinge himself is less bothered. Egan has said in an interview that he actually believes in the prospect of mind uploading, but I wouldn’t call him somebody who embraces the project in the way that Ettinger or Platt does. Then he turned surprisingly subtle: A pretty profound book.


Death felt real when I pondered losing someone I loved.

Sign in to use this feature. These questions are more interesting than the author’s glib sallies against metaphysicians whose intellectual reach exceeds his untutored grasp.


Michael Laney immortaoist it it was amazing Apr 18, I’m not sure if he put it this way, but my takeaway was, if I die and find that I still exist, I’ll be pleasantly surprised– but there’s no reason to plan on it. This entry has hzrrington external links.

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Allan Hutton rated it it was amazing Apr 26, But it’s also suspiciously hard to get a hold of Trivia About The Immortalist. The review on this page seems kind of condescending, dismissive and resentful, the same reaction I received when I was reporting on it in a college philosophy class in in which I was the ahrrington believer.

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Keir see, of course, Bug Jack Barron for a very good sfnal treatment of the issue from around the same time. The strange case of the Venus in a box His first order of business was to demonstrate that our ideas of life after death are delusional.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Find it on Scholar. It’s a book of intriguing ideas and their implications. So qlan you could see why I wouldn’t recommend hagrington book to a bunch of people? Cedrick Modelo rated it it was amazing Feb 04, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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The Immortalist both anticipated and effectively answered arguments against life extension which unfortunately still rage today, reflected in one of the latest examples, being Aubrey de Gray’s debate at Oxford last year.

For a little while, we feel immortal — like gods beyond time.

He asserts that the actual achievement of immortality only awaits several generations of determined research, plus the abandonment of age-old fears inculcated by religion, which teaches that freedom from death is the prerogative of gods alone, and philosophy, which instructs that finitude must be accepted as part of the human condition. See all 6 reviews.

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