Monthly Archives: March 2024

Should I Choose To Live Forever? A Debate

I have just been made aware of a new book, Should I Choose To Live Forever? A Debate

The book is a debate between the philosophers Stephen Case–who answers the question in the negative, and John Martin Fischer—who answers in the affirmative. The book also includes a Foreword by Lord Martin Rees, the current Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom. Continue reading Should I Choose To Live Forever? A Debate

Should we be grateful for death?

A 17th century painting of various objects, the most prominent of which is a human skull.

Most people think death is bad. They approach it with a degree of trepidation, possibly even denial. The prospect is particularly acute for someone who does not believe in an afterlife. Could such a person ever view death as a gift, something for which they should be grateful? Continue reading Should we be grateful for death?