Readership: The book is written by a philosopher and it should be of interest to philosophers, but it is not written for a specialist audience. It will be of interest to academics across a wide range of disciplinary specialties, as well as to general readers.
Samuel Scheffler and Edited by Niko Kolodny
Samuel Scheffler is University Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University. He works primarily in the areas of moral and political philosophy and the theory of value. His books and articles have addressed central questions in ethical theory, and he has also written on topics as diverse as equality, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, toleration, terrorism, immigration, tradition, and the moral significance of personal relationships. He is the author of The Rejection of Consequentialism, Human Morality, Boundaries and
Allegiances, and Equality and Tradition.
"combined with Scheffler's eminently readable (and often humourous!) prose style, and the insightful and provocative exchanges that he has with his similarly-distinguished interlocutors, propels Death and the Afterlife into that rare class of philosophical books that are both valuable and enjoyable." - Analysis
List of Contributors
Death and the Afterlife
Lecture One: The Afterlife (Part I)
Lecture Two: The Afterlife (Part II)
Lecture Three: Fear, Death, and Confidence
Comments and Replies
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