The Philosophy of Robert Ettinger

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Charles Tandy, Scott R. Stroud
Universal-Publishers, 2002 - Medical - 274 pages
Robert Ettinger founded the cryonics (cryonic hibernation) movement in the 1960s and authored The Prospect of Immortality and Man into Superman. The ideas presented by Ettinger in these two books are examined in the present volume by living philosophers: The Prisoner s Dilemma, Collective Rationality, And The Prospect Of An Indefinite Prolongation Of Life (By John M. Collins) Desirable And Undesirable Immortality: Ettinger And Arendt On Coping With Human Finitude (By Farhang Erfani) Immortality, Death, And Our Obligations To Future Generations (By Richard V. Greene) Time Shock And The Problem Of Anachronistic Being: An Anthropological Approach To Cryonics (By James C. Lindahl) Caring Cryonics? (By Rita C. Manning) Ettinger And Immortality (By Scott D. O Reilly) A Kantian Critique Of Cryonic Immortality (By Scott R. Stroud) Toward A New Theory Of Personhood (By Charles Tandy) The Anti-Death Philosophy Of N. F. Fedorov (By Charles Tandy and R. Michael Perry) Immortality, Identity, And The Grounds Of Egoistic Concern (By Scott D. Wilson) The Prospect Of Mortality: Buddhist And Heideggerian Critical Reflections On Ettinger (By Jason M. Wirth) In the Afterword, Ettinger responds to the evaluations and to other issues current in professional philosophy. Hardcover edition: US $35.95
 

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The Prisoners Dilemma Collective Rationality And The Prospect Of An Indefinite Prolongation Of Life
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Desirable And Undesirable Immortality Ettinger And Arendt On Coping With Human Finitude
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Immortality Death And Our Obligations To Future Generations
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Time Shock And The Problem Of Anachronistic Being An Anthropological Approach To Cryonics
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Caring Cryonics?
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Ettinger And Immortality
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A Kantian Critique Of Cryonic Immortality
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Toward A New Theory Of Personhood
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The AntiDeath Philosophy Of N F Fedorov
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Immortality Identity And The Grounds Of Egoistic Concern
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The Prospect Of Mortality Buddhist And Heideggerian Critical Reflections On Ettinger
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Youniverse
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Page 30 - If it is complete d lack of perception, like a dreamless sleep, then death would be a great advantage. For I think that if one had to pick out that night during which a man slept soundly and did not dream, put beside it the other nights and days of his life, and then see how many days and nights had been better and more pleasant than that night, not only a private person but the great king would find them easy to count compared with the e other days and nights. If death is like this I say it is an...

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Tandy received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education from the University of Missouri at Columbia before becoming a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Presently, he is Associate Professor of Humanities, and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Philosophic Studies at the Fooyin Institute of Technology, Taiwan.

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