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A Naturalistic Afterlife

Evolution, Ordinary Existence, Eternity

Authors: Harmon, David

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  • Gives a completely fresh look at an age-old question: what happens after we die?
  • Shows that even in a universe without God, death doesn’t consign us to oblivionSuggests that knowing that there is naturalistic afterlife gives us a powerful reason to do our best to make things better while we still are alive
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This book provides a fresh look at one of the most enduring, absorbing, and universal questions human beings face: What happens to us after we die?  In secular thought, the standard answer is simple: we disappear into oblivion. David Harmon takes us in a different direction, by making the case that a nonconscious portion of our personality survives death—literally, not figuratively—and explains how this kind of naturalistic afterlife can be emotionally relevant to us while we are still living.  Combining insights from the arts, history, philosophy, and science, a compelling argument takes shape for an afterlife without God.  

About the authors

David Harmon is an independent researcher who writes about protected places, biocultural diversity, and secular values. He is the author of In Light of Our Differences: How Diversity in Nature and Culture Makes Us Human, among other books.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Naturalistic Afterlife
Book Subtitle
Evolution, Ordinary Existence, Eternity
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57978-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57978-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57977-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86294-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 199
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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