Surviving death /

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Author / Creator:Johnston, Mark, 1954-
Imprint:Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2010.
Description:ix, 393 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:Carl G. Hempel lecture series
Carl G. Hempel lecture series.
Future life.
Future life.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:9780691130125 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691130124 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Is Heaven a Place We Can Get To?
  • The Popularity of the Other World
  • What Does Death Threaten?
  • Death and the Importance of Goodness
  • can the Threat be Dismissed?
  • The Aim of These Lectures
  • The Passage of the Soul
  • Locke and the Wisdom of Solomon
  • Locke and Personal Identity
  • The Irrelevance of the Soul?
  • Neo
  • Lockeanism and Survival
  • Neo
  • Lockeanism and Christian Mortalism
  • Bypassing the Bodily Criterion
  • The Problem of Perimortem Duplicates
  • The Argument Anatomized
  • Mundane Necessity
  • "Christian Physicalism"
  • How do we Know what we are?
  • Saving Cognitive Labor by Off
  • loading
  • The Overall Plan of the Lectures
  • Endurance, Perdurance, and "the Same Thing Again"
  • The Real Problem With Neo
  • Lockeanism
  • The Moral Problem With the Appeal to Neo
  • Lockeanism
  • Are we Worms?
  • Are We stages?
  • The Unhelpfulness of Reference Magnetism
  • Only Souls can Save us
  • Questions and Replies
  • Addendum: From Corpse Snatching to Identity Voluntarism
  • Corpse Snatching
  • Zimmer
  • Man's Way Out
  • Is This Christianity?
  • The Metaphysical Objection
  • Revelation and the Nature of Bodies
  • The Bone Known as Luz
  • Resurrection by Replay From Origins
  • Identity Mysticism
  • A Reply and a Response
  • Identity Voluntarism, The Last Temptation
  • A Body Can't get There From Here
  • Chapter 2. On the Impossibility of My Own Death
  • The Faith Threatening Character of Creedal Religion
  • What do we know Soul?
  • Absence of Evidence
  • The Sobering Verdict
  • The One at the Center
  • The Arena
  • Lichtenberg Vindicated
  • On Discovering that "You" don't Exist
  • on Being Me
  • Calm Down!
  • Mere Facts Of Identity
  • Feats Of Auto Alienation
  • Am I Now Contingently Johnston?
  • Some Thing I (Almost) Always know
  • What is Death?
  • Johnston's Death and My Death
  • What Really Matters In Survival?
  • Self Identity Versus Personal Identity
  • A Merely Intentional Object
  • Presence And The Self
  • The Impossibility of My Ownmost Death
  • Off Loading Again
  • An Inner Substance?
  • A False Presup
  • Position Of "My Ownmost Death"
  • The Retreat To The Human Being
  • The Irrelevance Of Substantial Selves
  • On Having No Self
  • Summary Of An Argument
  • Questions And Replies
  • Addendum: The Arena, The Horizon, And the Limits Of The World.
  • Chapter 3. From Anatta to Agape
  • Basic De Se Reasons
  • "I" Thought
  • Not Ambiguity But Synecdoche
  • Two Kinds of Rigidity
  • Three Responses to The Paradox Of Auto
  • Alienation
  • An Available Self
  • Identity is Always "Strict"
  • "I* Denotes A Self
  • Have We Built Too much Into "I"
  • Use?
  • The Concept of The Self Versus The Metaphysics of The Self
  • The Proviso: An Alternative To Offloading
  • Tracing Selves Versus Tracing Neo
  • Lockean Persons
  • Do We Trace Selves Or Trace Persons?
  • Resurrection Again
  • A Comparison With Thomas
  • Self As Determined By Consciouness, But The Bed Not The Stream
  • Divine Justice And The Self
  • The "Constitution View"
  • Resurrected Selves?
  • Consciounesses?
  • Deferring To The Victim Of Hallucination
  • The Vanishing Importance of the Self
  • Giving up on the Self
  • Is the Birth of Others as Good as Rebirth?
  • The Incoherence of Non
  • Derivative De Se Reasons for Action
  • A summary of the Foregoing
  • Questions and Replies.
  • Chapter 4. What is found at the Center?
  • How did a Human Being get to be here?
  • Other Narratives: The Hibernators
  • Still another Narrative: The Teletransporters
  • Wrong in Itself?
  • The Evenhanded Treatment
  • is Relativism about personal identity Coherent?
  • Personhood and Personality
  • "Reincarnation" Before Death
  • The "Forensic" Importance of Personality
  • What is Invariant
  • The Radical Reversal
  • The Identity
  • Determining Disposition
  • The Solution to our Problems
  • A False Sense of our Essence
  • Refiguring one's Basic Dispositions
  • Persons are Protean
  • Another Route to the Conclusion
  • Is The Protean
  • Another Route to the Conclusion
  • is the Persistence of Individual Personalities Response Dependent?
  • The Other World as an Ethical Epiphenomenon
  • A Summary and a Bridge to the Last Lecture
  • the lLfe to Come
  • Questions and Replies
  • Chapter 5. A New Refutation of Death
  • A Comparison with Parfit
  • Parfit's New Criterion
  • So Death is Something to us
  • on Being Higher
  • Order
  • The Clone
  • the Phoenix
  • How Could a Mere Bird Survive as the Phoenix Does?
  • Teleporters Often "Misfire"
  • Policing the Dispositions
  • the Point of the Allegory
  • What is a Good Will?
  • Is Goodness Bounded?
  • The Dispositions of the Good
  • How Does "I" Work, If we are Protean?
  • Self Ownership and the Interests of the Good
  • Are we Good Enough?
  • Who has a Good Will?
  • A Comparison With Schopenhauer
  • The Mistake in Tristan Und Isolde
  • Two Problems With Kantian Vedantism
  • This World, Not the Other World
  • Perpetual Return
  • The Interests of the Good
  • Reconsidering the Threat of Death
  • Questions and Replies
  • Index