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Immortality



While physical immortality has been the obsession of a few throughout human civilization, most regard it as a fanciful—or even unnatural—dream. On the other hand, the soul’s immortality—and the process through which it might attain or lose immortal status—has been debated in almost every known religious and spiritual tradition, and remains the driving force behind many people’s beliefs, morals, and life choices.

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Stephen Cave on the Philosophy of Immortality

Filip Matous sits down with Cambridge University philosopher Stephen Cave to crack open some of the insights from his fascinating book, Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization

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Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization

A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave’s Immortality investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and whether we should want to.

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On Going On and On and On

The fantasy of living forever is just a fig leaf for the fear of death—and comes at great personal cost

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FindCenterLife has to end. Love doesn’t.

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The Book of Immortality: The Science, Belief, and Magic Behind Living Forever

What have we not done to live forever? Adam Leith Gollner, the critically acclaimed author of The Fruit Hunters, weaves together religion, science, and mythology in a gripping exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality.

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Living Forever, the Right Way

Through the Immortality Project, researchers aim to answer the moral and biological questions surrounding extending human life spans.

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The Will to Believe (and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy), Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine

This volume contains the complete texts of two books by America’s most important psychologist and philosopher.

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FindCenterThe great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.

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The Philosophy of Immortality

Filip Matous sits down with Cambridge University philosopher Stephen Cave to crack open some of the insights from his fascinating book, Immortality: The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization

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Will Humans Ever Be Immortal?

The human body is really holding us back.

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