Immortality and Boredom

The Journal of Ethics 18 (4):353-372 (2014)

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Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin
Sam Houston State University
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In this paper, we aim to clarify and evaluate the contention that immortality would be necessarily boring . It will emerge that, just as there are various importantly different kinds of immortality, there are various distinct kinds of boredom. To evaluate the Necessary Boredom Thesis, we need to specify the kind of immortality and the kind of boredom. We argue against the thesis, on various specifications of “immortality” and “boredom.”
Keywords Boredom  Immortality  Makropulos Case  Bernard Williams
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DOI 10.1007/s10892-014-9172-3
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