Is immortality desirable? by G. Lowes Dickinson

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StatementBy G. Lowes Dickinson.
SeriesThe Ingersoll lecture, 1908 [i.e. 1909], Ingersoll lectures, Harvard University.
LC ClassificationsBT921 .D55
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Pagination63 p.
Number of Pages63
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Open LibraryOL7008104M
LC Control Number09013618

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This book deals with the very real possibility of earthly immortality and the human and societal implications of such immortality, including whether it is looks at what makes immortality appear so attractive and at the possibility that we would be better served with longer lives and.

Immortality is a subject of fascination in literature, and for good reason. Who doesn’t fantasize, at least once, about defeating death. Oscar Wilde certainly did inwhen he wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray; the story of a man who could never get old, as long as his portrait kept showing his this fantasy is more complicated than it might appear.

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Next, tell us about Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion by Alan Segal, and the strand of soul and living on by religious promise.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dickinson, G. Lowes (Goldsworthy Lowes), Is immortality desirable. Boston Houghton Mifflin, Since immortality is seen as a desire of humanity, themes involving immortality often explore the disadvantages as well as the advantages of such a trait.

Sometimes immortality is used as a punishment, or a curse that might be intended to teach a lesson. It is not uncommon to find immortal characters yearning for death.

People do not, of course, tend to find any immortal human life desirable. Most people believe that eternal existence in hell would be terrible. For an introductory discussion on such versions of immortality, see Hell and Universalism by A.

Holdier. And see Holdier () for further discussion. In this paper I discuss whether immortality in the physical form is desirable. In accordance with the deprivation account I seek to defend the commonsense view that death is a bad thing for the individual but will argue that consistency and logic does not require me to.

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Immortality is eternal life, being exempt from death; unending existence. Some modern species may possess biological immortality. Certain scientists, futurists, and philosophers have theorized about the immortality of the human body, with some suggesting that human immortality may be achievable in the first few decades of the 21st advocates believe that life extension is a more.

The immortality in The Healer by F. Paul Wilson is via a parasitic alien that drops on the protagonist in a cave and alters his body so it will not die.

The Healer is able to cure people with a. Thisis the first book published by Immortality institute, a collection of essays devoted to propagating the new gospel that death’s tyrannical rule over humankind is approaching the end of its reign.

"For those rooting for a breakthrough in life extension research, to question why it would be desirable to lead a longer and healthier life. Is immortality desirable. It is very natural to think that immortality is desirable; after all, we certainly act as though we want to avoid death, and, if we want to avoid death, it must be because we want to stay alive.

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The above means the Lord Jesus Christ has destroyed physical death. He has brought both eternal spiritual life and endless physical life to us through the Gospel. Life and immortality were lost to people in the Garden of Eden. Our Redeemer has come to restore life and immortality to those who will receive Him.

The difference is that a desire for immortality involves a long-term view of things. Your soul wants the ripple effect to keep spreading, and that can mean the difference between giving someone a fish and teaching them how to fish. Many people fulfill their soul’s desire for immortality by writing a book or recording music.

It is only desirable if “they” will be the ones living that life, otherwise they might as well be told that a total stranger will be happy in a future life. Alternatively, there could a type of varied immortality, in which the self constantly flits between different roles and.

Immortality is an engaging read about our oldest obsession, and how that obsession propels some of our greatest accomplishments.” —Greg Critser, author of Eternity Soup “In Immortality Stephen Cave tells wonderful stories about one of humanity’s oldest desires and comes to a wise conclusion.”.

Of course, this implies some collective form of amnesia which might make immortality undesirable, at least from an objective perspective.

Indeed, Smuts specifically says “it is hard to see how the prospect of life as a serial amnesiac could be in any way desirable” (p.

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The desirability of immortality does not stand in any necessary connection with whether life is absurd or meaningful. Syllogistically, you are asking if A=B, does C=D follow. So what is necessary is to add some premises which link meaning or lack of it to desirability or undesirability of that state of affairs.

And in substance we do this already with books and computers. – alanf Feb 25 '15 at 1 I think you're missing the broader point, but let me address the two specific rebuttals you've made first: no, we do not know what dark energy is, but we do know it exists, because we observe that space itself is expanding, and the rate of expansion is.

An eternal life in some sort of heaven or other afterlife would be desirable. An eternal life in which you are the only immortal person would be a bad and lonely life. There must be other people who experience the same condition for immortality to be desirable.

A rather obvious entry: immortality would strengthen the human habit of destroying the natural order. Death is an essential component of any healthy ecosystem – without it, we run the very serious risk of overpopulation. If you could live forever, would you want to. Both a fascinating look at the history of our strive for immortality and an investigation into whether living forever is really all it’s cracked up to be.

A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and. This book takes a riveting look at how the law responds to that distinctly American dream of immortality.

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