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How to live forever [electronic resource] : science fiction and philosophy / Stephen R.L. Clark.

By: Clark, Stephen R. L.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995Description: 1 online resource (vii, 223 p.).ISBN: 9780203004425 (electronic bk.); 0203004426 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Science fiction -- History and criticism | Immortality in literature | Literature -- Philosophy | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Science Fiction & Fantasy | Science fiction | OnsterfelijkheidGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: How to live forever.DDC classification: 809.3/87620938 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgements; Introduction; A PERSONAL BEGINNING; SCIENCE FICTION AND PHILOSOPHY; PHILOSOPHY AND IMMORTALITY; Chapter 1 The end of summer; REASONS NOT TO WANT TO LIVE FOREVER; REASONS FOR WISHING TO LIVE FOREVER; VARIETIES OF IMMORTALITY; Chapter 2 The age of the pussyfoot; BODILY RENEWALS AND REJUVENATIONS; PROBLEMS WITH BODILY CONTINUITY; PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS; Chapter 3 Neuromancer; UPLOADING MEMORIES; REASONS TO FORSAKE THE FLESH; REASONS TO DISLIKE OR DISBELIEVE THE PROSPECT; Chapter 4 The empire of fear; WANTING TO BE A VAMPIRE; REASONS TO KEEP PEOPLE AFRAID OF DEATH
Summary: Immortality has been a long-explored subject. How to Live Forever is a compelling study which introduces students and professional philosophers to the possibilities of using science fiction in their work.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [200]-211) and index.

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Immortality has been a long-explored subject. How to Live Forever is a compelling study which introduces students and professional philosophers to the possibilities of using science fiction in their work.

Acknowledgements; Introduction; A PERSONAL BEGINNING; SCIENCE FICTION AND PHILOSOPHY; PHILOSOPHY AND IMMORTALITY; Chapter 1 The end of summer; REASONS NOT TO WANT TO LIVE FOREVER; REASONS FOR WISHING TO LIVE FOREVER; VARIETIES OF IMMORTALITY; Chapter 2 The age of the pussyfoot; BODILY RENEWALS AND REJUVENATIONS; PROBLEMS WITH BODILY CONTINUITY; PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS; Chapter 3 Neuromancer; UPLOADING MEMORIES; REASONS TO FORSAKE THE FLESH; REASONS TO DISLIKE OR DISBELIEVE THE PROSPECT; Chapter 4 The empire of fear; WANTING TO BE A VAMPIRE; REASONS TO KEEP PEOPLE AFRAID OF DEATH

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