Death and the Afterlife

New York, NY: Oup Usa. Edited by Niko Kolodny (2013)
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Abstract

We normally take it for granted that other people will live on after we ourselves have died. Even if we do not believe in a personal afterlife in which we survive our own deaths, we assume that there will be a "collective afterlife" in which humanity survives long after we are gone. Samuel Scheffler maintains that this assumption plays a surprising - indeed astonishing - role in our lives

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Samuel Scheffler
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