Immortality Defended / Edition 1

Immortality Defended / Edition 1

by John Leslie
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405162031

ISBN-13: 9781405162036

Pub. Date: 05/08/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Might we be parts of a divine mind? Could anything like an afterlife make sense? Starting with a Platonic answer to why the world exists, Immortality Defended suggests we could well be immortal in all of three separate ways.

  • Tackles the fundamental questions posed by our very existence, among them, "why does the cosmos exist?", "is there a divine

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Overview

Might we be parts of a divine mind? Could anything like an afterlife make sense? Starting with a Platonic answer to why the world exists, Immortality Defended suggests we could well be immortal in all of three separate ways.

  • Tackles the fundamental questions posed by our very existence, among them, "why does the cosmos exist?", "is there a divine mind or God?", and "in what sense might we have afterlives?"
  • Defends a belief in immortality, without the need for a religious affiliation or rejection of modern science
  • Explores the ideas of "Einsteinian immortality", the divine afterlife, and the theory of an infinite and divine mind
  • Draws from the work of a wide-range of philosophers, from ancient Greece to the present day, and incorporates up-to-date scientific findings
  • Written in a thought-provoking and engaging manner, accessible to anyone intrigued by the wonder of our being

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405162036
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/08/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Pantheism: A Rapid Introduction.

2. Platonic Creation.

3. Divine and Human Minds.

4. Immortality.

5. Existence, Causation, and Life.

Appendix: Brief Summary of the Book.

Bibliography.

Index of Names.

Index of Subjects

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