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Author Swedene, Jason K

Title Staying alive : the varieties of immortality / Jason K. Swedene
Published Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, c2009


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 147 p.)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter One: Death; Chapter Two: Love; Chapter Three: Fame; Chapter Four: Creativity and Legacy; Chapter Five: Spiritual Immortality: Personal Immortality 1; Chapter Six: Earthly Immortality: Personal Immortality 2; Chapter Seven: Merging with the Enduring; Appendix; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary This book explores the desire to live forever, which manifests itself in many forms. The author's self-expressed 'aim has been, simply, to write a readable book that will afford the reader an increased sensitivity to the many ways the desire for immortality has shaped history, philosophy, art, and literature.'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 121-139) and index
Notes English
Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed
Subject Immortality.
PHILOSOPHY -- Metaphysics.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021675177
ISBN 9780761847595