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.
Springer International Publishing
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XII, 199 p. 13 illus.
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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.
Chapter 1: God's Last Bastion? Chapter 2: Morning Songs Chapter 3: An Ocean of Night Chapter 4: Victims of Heaven Chapter 5: The Varieties of Posthumous Experience Chapter 6: Grounded Chapter 7: Annie and Noel's Mark on the Universe Chapter 8: Real Intelligent Design Chapter 9: Evening Songs