How to Live Forever
Science Fiction and Philosophy
By (author) Stephen R. L. Clark
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How to Live Forever by Stephen R. L. Clark
Book DescriptionImmortality is a subject which has long been explored and imagined by science fiction writers. In his intriguing new study, Stephen R.L.Clark argues that the genre of science fiction writing allows investigation of philosophical questions about immortality without the constraints of academic philosophy. He reveals how fantasy accounts of issues such as resurrection, disembodied survival, reincarnation and devices or drugs for preserving life can be used as an important resource for philosophical inquiry and examines how a society of immortals might function through a reading of the vampire myth. How to Live Forever is a compelling study which introduces students and professional philosophers to the possibilities of using science fiction in their work. It includes extensive suggestions for further reading, both fictional and philosophical, and examines the work of such major science fiction authors as Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, Larry Niven, William Gibson, and Colin Wilson.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415126267
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen R. L. Clark
Philosophy as a Way of Life, Hardback (August 2013)
This unique collection of essays on the late Pierre Hadot s revolutionary approach to studying and practising philosophy traces the links between his work and that of thinkers from Wittgenstein to the French postmodernists.
Understanding Faith, Hardback (May 2009)» View all books by Stephen R. L. Clark
Offers a look at the way militant atheists so often seem to mirror the worst kind of ignorance and hostility that traditional believers have felt for other creeds. This work considers the alleged openness of 'scientists' compared with the 'dogmatism' of 'believers', and the problems of moral realism (and the problem with abandoning it).
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