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Surviving Death

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ISBN-10: 0691130132

ISBN-13: 9780691130132

Edition: 2010

Authors: Mark Johnston

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In this extraordinary book, Mark Johnston sets out a new understanding of personal identity and the self, thereby providing a purely naturalistic account of surviving death.Death threatens our sense of the importance of goodness. The threat can be met if there is, as Socrates said, "something in death that is better for the good than for the bad." Yet, as Johnston shows, all existing theological conceptions of the afterlife are either incoherent or at odds with the workings of nature. These supernaturalist pictures of the rewards for goodness also obscure a striking consilience between the philosophical study of the self and an account of goodness common to Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism,…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/11/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.17" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Mark Johnston is the Walter Cerf Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and the author of "Surviving Death" (Princeton).

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