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Volume Four, as indicated by the anthology's subtitle, is in honor of Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) and Martin Heidegger (1889-1976). The chapters do not necessarily mention Simone de Beauvoir or Martin Heidegger. The 16 chapters (by professional philosophers and other professional scholars) are directed to issues related to death, life extension, and anti-death. Most of the 400-plus pages consist of scholarship unique to this volume. Includes index. The titles of the 16 chapters are as follows: 1. Mechanism, Galileo’s Animale And Heidegger’s Gestell: Reflections On The Lifelessness Of Modern Science by GiorgioBaruchello 2. Simone De Beauvoir by Debra Bergoffen 3. Existentialism by Steven Crowell 4. Time Wounds All Heels by William Grey 5. The Ethical Importance Of Death by Jenann Ismael 6. The Poetics Of Death: Intimations And Illusions by Lawrence Kimmel 7. Death And Aesthetics by Keith Lehrer 8. Ageing And Existentialism: Simone De Beauvoir And The Limits Of Freedom by Shannon M. Mussett 9. Life Extension And Meaning by Carol O’Brien 10. Consciousness As Computation: A Defense Of Strong AI Based On Quantum-State Functionalism by R. Michael Perry 11. Reality Shifts: On The Death And Dying Of Dr. Timothy Leary by Carol Sue Rosin 12. Extraterrestrial Liberty And The Great Transmutation by Charles Tandy 13. A Time Travel Schema And Eight Types Of Time Travel by Charles Tandy 14. Boredom, Experimental Ethics, And Superlongevity by Mark Walker 15. Exopolitics: The Death Of Death by Alfred Lambremont Webre 16. Embryo Cloning: Current State Of The Medical Art And Its Far-Reaching Consequences For Multiple Applications by Panayiotis M.Zavos
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