The Meaning of Life: Religious, Philosophical, Transhumanist, and Scientific Perspectives

The Meaning of Life: Religious, Philosophical, Transhumanist, and Scientific Perspectives

by John G Messerly PhD

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The Meaning of Life: Religious, Philosophical, Transhumanist, and Scientific Perspectives is the first book to summarize the writings of the important contemporary theologians, philosophers, and scientists on the question of the meaning of life. In addition the book deals with the relevance of death for the question as well the huge importance that the potential scientific elimination of death will have for humanity's concern regarding meaning. Finally the book considers the question in the context of cosmic evolution and deep time, offering in the end an answer to the question of whether life is or is not ultimately meaningful.
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ISBN-13: 9780988822412
Publisher: Darwin & Hume Publishers
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Pages: 362
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

John G. Messerly (born St. Louis 1955) received his PhD from St. Louis University and is currently a lecturer in the philosophy department at Seattle University. He taught previously at St. Louis University, Ursuline College, and The University of Texas at Austin. His book Piaget's Concepetion of Evolution was a "Choice Outstanding Academic Book," and he contributed the article on Piaget's biology to the Cambridge Companion to Piaget. His current interest is in how future technologies and the philosophy of transhumanism shed light on meaning in life.

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