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What If We Don't Die?

The Morality of Immortality

Authors: Hulsroj, Peter

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  • Presents major moral dilemmas associated with human immortality, something which seems imminent due to rapidly progressing biomedical research
  • Touches on big questions: is it acceptable that the immortal generation will be the last? How much life do you want? What is the purpose of life if life never ends?
  • Will trigger your imagination by putting a new spin on free will, current concepts of time and eternity, the possibility of multiple universes and multiple yours
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About this book

This book deals with the very real possibility of earthly immortality and the human and societal implications of such immortality, including whether it is desirable.

It looks at what makes immortality appear so attractive and at the possibility that we would be better served with longer lives and the freedom to terminate our lives at the time when life has given us all the joy, inspiration and personal development it possibly could.

What If We Don’t Die?

- Presents major moral dilemmas associated with human immortality, something which seems imminent due to rapidly progressing biomedical research.

- Touches on big questions: is it acceptable that the immortal generation will be the last? How much life do you want? What is the purpose of life if life never ends?

- Will trigger your imagination by putting a new spin on free will, current concepts of time and eternity, the possibility of multiple universes and multiple yous.

What If We Don’t Die? draws extensively on philosophical and religious thought on the purpose of life and introduces novel perspectives on existence, personality and immortality based, for instance, on quantum mechanics and multiverse theory.

Table of contents (49 chapters)

Table of contents (49 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $14.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19093-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $19.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19092-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
What If We Don't Die?
Book Subtitle
The Morality of Immortality
Authors
Series Title
Popular Science
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Copernicus
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19093-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19093-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-19092-1
Series ISSN
2626-6113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 183
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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