Thinking about Death and Immortality Paul Badham
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
In two studies, the team tested to see if 'immortality' would help people with low self-esteem remain hopeful when thinking about death. If you're going to be down here eternally, you'd better have decent company. 5 Given this, would you choose mortality or immortality, an existence with or without death? In Plato's impressive description of the death of Socrates, in the Phaedo, occurs and most sublime doctrine ever presented on the immortality of the soul. Saturday Night at the Oldies: Youth, Fast Cars, and Death · James We are Toner endorses Eric Olson's 'thinking animal' argument for (2). Cultural values therefore serve to manage the terror of death by providing life with those that are seemingly unrelated to death – offer symbolic immortality. One may attain immortality in the Neath. Furthermore, it is not merely that some consciousness or thinking entity survives the death of my body, but that my consciousness will survive. In thinking about this question, consider the following. In fact, we won't even know we are dead -- we need a working brain to realize it. 411 quotes have been tagged as immortality: J.G. Ballard: 'I believe in the power of the imagination to remake “Sex is kicking death in the ass while singing. 55 percent of the patients might present delusions of immortality.