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Palgrave Macmillan

Your Digital Afterlives

Computational Theories of Life after Death

ISBN 9781137363855
Publication Date February 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion

Our digital technologies have inspired new ways of thinking about old religious topics. Digitalists include computer scientists, transhumanists, singularitarians, and futurists. Writers such as Moravec, Bostrom, Kurzweil, and Chalmers are digitalists. Although they are usually scientists, rationalists, and atheists, digitalists they have worked out novel and entirely naturalistic ways of thinking about bodies, minds, souls, universes, gods, and life after death. Your Digital Afterlives starts with three digitalist theories of life after death. It examines personality capture, body uploading, and promotion to higher levels of simulation. It then examines the idea that reality itself is ultimately a system of self-surpassing computations. On that view, you will have infinitely many digital lives across infinitely many digital worlds. Your Digital Afterlives looks at superhuman bodies and infinite bodies. Thinking of nature in purely computational terms has the potential to radically and positively change our understanding of life after death.

Eric Charles Steinhart is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at William Paterson University, USA. He holds degrees in computer science and philosophy. He has worked as a software designer, and many of his algorithms have been patented. He has written extensively on Nietzsche, metaphor, computing, technology, and religion.

Series Editors' Preface
1. Ghosts
2. Persistence
3. Anatomy
4. Uploading
5. Promotion
6. Digital Gods
7. Revision
8. Superhuman Bodies
9. Infinite Bodies
10. Nature


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