The Science, Philosophy, and Theology of Immortality

The John Templeton Foundation has awarded John Fischer (UCR professor of philosophy) $5 million to fund research on aspects of immortality, including near-death experiences and the impact of belief in an afterlife on human behavior. This is exciting!

Some of the questions investigated will include:

1. whether and in what form(s) persons survive or could survive bodily death

2. why and how persons are (at least pre-reflectively) disposed to believe in post-mortem survival

3. whether it is in some sense irrational to desire immortality

Read more here and here

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