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  1. Death and the Afterlife.Samuel Scheffler - 2013 - Oup Usa.
    We normally take it for granted that other people will live on after we ourselves have died. Even if we do not believe in a personal afterlife in which we survive our own deaths, we assume that there will be a "collective afterlife" in which humanity survives long after we are gone. Samuel Scheffler maintains that this assumption plays a surprising - indeed astonishing - role in our lives.
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    Afterlife Beliefs: Category Specificity and Sensitivity to Biological Priming.Judith Bek & Suzanne Lock - 2011 - Religion, Brain and Behavior 1 (1):5-17.
    Adults have been shown to attribute certain properties more frequently than others to the dead. This category-specific pattern has been interpreted in terms of simulation constraints, whereby it may be harder to imagine the absence of some states than others. Afterlife beliefs have also shown context-sensitivity, suggesting that environmental exposure to different types of information might influence adults? reasoning about post-death states. We sought to clarify category and context effects in adults afterlife reasoning. Participants read a story describing (...)
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    The Afterlife: Beyond Belief.Andrew Eshleman - 2016 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 80 (2):163-183.
    When a Christian refers to the future full realization of the kingdom of God in an afterlife, it is typically assumed that she is expressing beliefs about the existence and activity of God in conjunction with supernatural beliefs about an otherworldly realm and the possibility of one’s personal survival after bodily death. In other words, the religious language is interpreted in a realist fashion and the religious person here is construed as a religious believer. A corollary of this widely-held (...)
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  4. Afterlife.WIlliam Hasker - 2010 - The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Human beings, like all other organic creatures, die and their bodies decay. Nevertheless, there is a widespread and long-standing belief that in some way death is survivable, that there is “life after death.” The focus in this article is on the possibility that the individual who dies will somehow continue to live, or will resume life at a later time, and not on the specific forms such an afterlife might take. We begin by considering the logical possibility of survival, (...)
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    The afterlife of fictional media violence. A genetic phenomenology of emotions following Husserl and Freud.Christian Ferencz-Flatz - 2022 - Continental Philosophy Review 55 (3):289-308.
    Ever since the 1960s, media and communication studies have abounded in heated debates concerning the psychological and social effects of fictional media violence. Massive empirical research has first tried to tie film violence to cultivating either fear or aggressive tendencies among its viewership, while later research has focused on other media as well. The present paper does not aim to settle the factual question of whether or not medial experiences indeed engender real emotional dispositions. Instead, it brings into play the (...)
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    The Afterlife of Embryonic Persons: What a Strange Place Heaven Must Be.Timothy F. Murphy - 2012 - Reproductive Biomedicine Online 25:684-688.
    Some commentators argue that conception constitutes the onset of human personhood in a metaphysical sense. This threshold is usually invoked as the basis both for protecting zygotes and embryos from exposure to risks of death in clinical research and fertility medicine and for objecting to abortion, but it also has consequences for certain religious perspectives, including Catholicism whose doctrines directly engage questions of personhood and its meanings. Since more human zygotes and embryos are lost than survive to birth, conferral of (...)
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  7. Descartes' Mistake: How Afterlife Beliefs Challenge the Assumption That Humans Are Intuitive Cartesian Substance Dualists.K. Mitch Hodge - 2008 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 8 (3-4):387-415.
    This article presents arguments and evidence that run counter to the widespread assumption among scholars that humans are intuitive Cartesian substance dualists. With regard to afterlife beliefs, the hypothesis of Cartesian substance dualism as the intuitive folk position fails to have the explanatory power with which its proponents endow it. It is argued that the embedded corollary assumptions of the intuitive Cartesian substance dualist position (that the mind and body are diff erent substances, that the mind and soul are (...)
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    The Afterlife Dilemma.Marlowe Kerring - manuscript
    This article is meant to provide a brief, accessible introduction to the Afterlife Dilemma--an argument challenging a popular Christian pro-life position. A more in-depth and nuanced treatment of the argument can be found in “The Afterlife Dilemma: A Problem for the Christian Pro-Life Movement,” published in the Journal of Controversial Ideas 2(2) (2022), available online.
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    On Imagining the Afterlife.K. Mitch Hodge - 2011 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 11 (3-4):367-389.
    The author argues for three interconnected theses which provide a cognitive account for why humans intuitively believe that others survive death. The first thesis, from which the second and third theses follow, is that the acceptance of afterlife beliefs is predisposed by a specific, and already well-documented, imaginative process - the offline social reasoning process. The second thesis is that afterlife beliefs are social in nature. The third thesis is that the living imagine the deceased as socially embodied (...)
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    The Afterlife Dilemma: A Problem for the Christian Pro-Life Movement.Marlowe Kerring - 2022 - Journal of Controversial Ideas 2 (2).
    Many “pro-life” or anti-abortion advocates are Christians who believe that (1) there exists an all-powerful, all-knowing, and morally perfect god who created our universe; (2) restricting abortion ought to be a top social and political priority; and (3) embryos and fetuses that die all go to hell or they all go to heaven. This paper seeks to establish that Christian pro-life advocates with these beliefs face the Afterlife Dilemma. On the one hand, if all embryos and fetuses that die (...)
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    The Afterlife of Terri Schiavo.Joseph Fins & Nicholas D. Schiff - 2005 - Hastings Center Report 35 (4):8-8.
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    The Afterlife of Texts in Translation: Understanding the Messianic in Literature.Edmund Chapman - 2019 - Springer Verlag.
    The Afterlife of Texts in Translation: Understanding the Messianic in Literature reads Walter Benjamin’s and Jacques Derrida’s writings on translation as suggesting that texts exist within a process of continual translation. Understanding Benjamin’s and Derrida’s concept of ‘afterlife’ as ‘overliving’, this book proposes that reading Benjamin’s and Derrida’s writings on translation in terms of their wider thought on language and history suggests that textuality itself possesses a ‘messianic’ quality. Developing this idea in relation to the many rewritings and (...)
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    Death and the Afterlife.Niko Kolodny (ed.) - 2013 - Oup Usa.
    We normally take it for granted that other people will live on after we ourselves have died. Even if we do not believe in a personal afterlife in which we survive our own deaths, we assume that there will be a "collective afterlife" in which humanity survives long after we are gone. Samuel Scheffler maintains that this assumption plays a surprising - indeed astonishing - role in our lives.
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  14. The Shape of Trans Afterlife Justice.Blake Hereth - 2020 - In Michael C. Rea & Michelle Panchuk (eds.), Voices from The Edge: Centering Marginalized Perspectives in Analytic Theology. New York, NY, USA:
    Trans persons endure terrible injustices in this life: They are bullied, murdered, forced to conceal their identities, and denied opportunities that would be available to them if they were cis. This chapter offers grounds for theological hope—in particular, hope that the afterlife would be better for trans persons. I argue that we should view trans identities as worthy of respect and that, as a matter of justice, their gender identities should be preserved in the afterlife. I focus specifically (...)
     
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    The Afterlife of Plato's Symposium.James Lesher - 2004 - Ordia Pri 3:89-105.
    As Reginald Allen has observed, ‘the afterlife and influence of Plato’s Symposium is nearly as broad as the breadth of humane letters in the West.’ I argue here that the dialogue’s appeal can be traced back to six features: (1) the high degree of artistry with which Plato organized the speeches in honor of the god Eros; (2) the symposium format which allows for the presentation of competing intellectual traditions and contrasting personalities; (3) the provision of a philosophical framework (...)
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  16. Evidence and the Afterlife.Steven D. Hales - 2001 - Philosophia 28 (1-4):335-346.
    Several prominent philosophers, including A.J. Ayer and Derek Parfit, have offered the evidentiary requirements for believing human personality can reincarnate, and hence that Cartesian dualism is true. At least one philosopher, Robert Almeder, has argued that there are actual cases which satisfy these requirements. I argue in this paper that even if we grant the empirical data-a large concession-belief in reincarnation is still unjustified. The problem is that without a theoretical account of the alleged cases of reincarnation, the empirical evidence (...)
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    What Sort of Collective Afterlife Matters and How.J. S. Blumenthal-Barby - 2016 - Philosophia 44 (1):87-100.
    In Death and the Afterlife, Samuel Scheffler argues that the assumption of a “collective afterlife” plays an essential role in us valuing much of what we do. If a collective afterlife did not exist, our value structures would be radically different according to Scheffler. We would cease to value much of what we do. In Part I of the paper, I argue that there is something to Scheffler’s afterlife conjecture, but that Scheffler has misplaced the mattering (...)
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    The Afterlife Myth in Plato's Gorgias.Charles B. Daniels - 1992 - Journal of Value Inquiry 26 (2):271-279.
  19. Beliefs About God, the Afterlife and Morality Support the Role of Supernatural Policing in Human Cooperation.Quentin Atkinson & Pierrick Bourrat - 2011 - Evolution and Human Behavior 32 (1):41-49.
    Reputation monitoring and the punishment of cheats are thought to be crucial to the viability and maintenance of human cooperation in large groups of non-kin. However, since the cost of policing moral norms must fall to those in the group, policing is itself a public good subject to exploitation by free riders. Recently, it has been suggested that belief in supernatural monitoring and punishment may discourage individuals from violating established moral norms and so facilitate human cooperation. Here we use cross-cultural (...)
     
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    Intuitive Dualism and Afterlife Beliefs: A Cross‐Cultural Study.H. Clark Barrett, Alexander Bolyanatz, Tanya Broesch, Emma Cohen, Peggy Froerer, Martin Kanovsky, Mariah G. Schug & Stephen Laurence - 2021 - Cognitive Science 45 (6):e12992.
    It is widely held that intuitive dualism—an implicit default mode of thought that takes minds to be separable from bodies and capable of independent existence—is a human universal. Among the findings taken to support universal intuitive dualism is a pattern of evidence in which “psychological” traits (knowledge, desires) are judged more likely to continue after death than bodily or “biological” traits (perceptual, physiological, and bodily states). Here, we present cross-cultural evidence from six study populations, including non-Western societies with diverse belief (...)
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    Nachleben [afterlife] and historicity in Walter Benjamín.Mariela Silvana Vargas - 2017 - Veritas: Revista de Filosofía y Teología 38:35-50.
    Resumen El concepto de Nachleben ocupa un lugar central en la reflexión filosófica y científica en la Alemania de finales del siglo diecinueve y comienzos del siglo veinte, tanto en su vertiente evolucionista, entendida como ‘supervivencia’, como en su dimensión histórica vinculada al estudio de la ‘pervivencia’ de los productos culturales, y se extiende a comienzos del siglo XX a la historia del arte y a la filosofía de la cultura. Este trabajo indaga las principales características de dos formas diferentes (...)
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    Race in the Afterlife: An Eastern Christian Approach.Nathan Placencia - 2022 - In Joshua Matthan Brown & James Siemens (eds.), Eastern Christian Approaches to Philosophy. London: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 281-301.
    In a previous paper, I addressed the question: Will there be races in heaven? (Placencia, 2021 ). There I argued that the answer to that question depends on one’s view of heaven and one’s account of race. After sorting out these concepts, I defended the conclusion that racial identity, but not race, is compatible with the mainstream Christian account of the afterlife. However, I left open the question of whether deflationary realist races (what I will refer to as minimalist (...)
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  23. The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case Against Life After Death.Keith Augustine & Michael Martin (eds.) - 2015 - Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
    Because every single one of us will die, most of us would like to know what—if anything—awaits us afterward, not to mention the fate of lost loved ones. Given the nearly universal vested interest we personally have in deciding this question in favor of an afterlife, it is no surprise that the vast majority of books on the topic affirm the reality of life after death without a backward glance. But the evidence of our senses and the ever-gaining strength (...)
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  24. Afterlife.Eric Steinhart - 2021 - In S. Goetz and C. Taliaferro (ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion. Malden, MA, USA: pp. 1-6.
    Ancient theories of life after death involve souls and gods. Reincarnation theories say an immortal soul travels from one mortal body to another. Lives are shaped by karmic laws, which may be retributive or progressive. Resurrection theories say that persons are bodies. After you die, God will revive your body, or reassemble it from its atoms, or recover it from information stored in the divine memory or your soul, or replicate it in another universe. Modern afterlife theories rely heavily (...)
     
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    The Afterlife of Decriminalisation: Anti-Trafficking, Child Protection, and the Limits of Trauma-Informed Efforts.Jennifer Lynne Musto - 2022 - Ethics and Social Welfare 16 (2):169-192.
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    The Political Economy of Death in the Age of Information: A Critical Approach to the Digital Afterlife Industry.Carl Öhman & Luciano Floridi - 2017 - Minds and Machines 27 (4):639-662.
    Online technologies enable vast amounts of data to outlive their producers online, thereby giving rise to a new, digital form of afterlife presence. Although researchers have begun investigating the nature of such presence, academic literature has until now failed to acknowledge the role of commercial interests in shaping it. The goal of this paper is to analyse what those interests are and what ethical consequences they may have. This goal is pursued in three steps. First, we introduce the concept (...)
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  27. Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination.Greg Garrett - 2014 - Oxford University Press USA.
    Nowadays references to the afterlife-angels strumming harps, demons brandishing pitchforks, God enthroned on heavenly clouds-are more often encountered in New Yorker cartoons than in serious Christian theological reflection. Speculation about death and its sequel seems to embarrass many theologians; however, as Greg Garrett shows in Entertaining Judgment, popular culture in the U.S. has found rich ground for creative expression in the search for answers to the question: What lies in store for us after we die?The lyrics of Madonna, Los (...)
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    The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Learning Styles: An Essay on Megarianism and Emancipation in Educational Potentiality.Michael P. A. Murphy - 2019 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 39 (2):205-217.
    The status of learning styles theory in educational studies is uncertain as we inhabit the liminal phase between the theory’s death as proclaimed by educational psychologists who avow to have disproven it and whatever afterlife will follow. At this moment, with both past and future in view, that we have an opportunity to reflect on the foundational assumptions of the theory. Engaging in the growing community of Agambenian philosophy of education and the ongoing dialogue around educational potentiality, this article (...)
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    The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Learning Styles: An Essay on Megarianism and Emancipation in Educational Potentiality.Michael P. A. Murphy - 2019 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 39 (2):205-217.
    The status of learning styles theory in educational studies is uncertain as we inhabit the liminal phase between the theory’s death as proclaimed by educational psychologists who avow to have disproven it and whatever afterlife will follow. At this moment, with both past and future in view, that we have an opportunity to reflect on the foundational assumptions of the theory. Engaging in the growing community of Agambenian philosophy of education and the ongoing dialogue around educational potentiality, this article (...)
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    The Afterlife - Smith Traversing Eternity. Texts for the Afterlife From Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt. Pp. Xx + 725, Maps, Pls. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Cased, £125. ISBN: 978-0-19-815464-8. [REVIEW]Alexandra Von Lieven - 2010 - The Classical Review 60 (2):509-511.
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    The Afterlife of Beyond a Boundary: C. L. R. James in the Twenty-First Century.Leslie R. James - 2019 - CLR James Journal 25 (1):263-283.
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    Athanasia: Afterlife in Greek Philosophy.Adam Drozdek - 2011 - Georg Olms.
  33. Bootstrapping the Afterlife.Roman Altshuler - 2017 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 14 (2).
    Samuel Scheffler defends “The Afterlife Conjecture”: the view that the continued existence of humanity after our deaths—“the afterlife”—lies in the background of our valuing; were we to lose confidence in it, many of the projects we engage in would lose their meaning. The Afterlife Conjecture, in his view, also brings out the limits of our egoism, showing that we care more about yet unborn strangers than about personal survival. But why does the afterlife itself matter to (...)
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    The Afterlife of Art and Objects: Alain Cavalier's Therese.James Tweedie - 2004 - Substance 33 (3):52.
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  35. An Ethical Framework for the Digital Afterlife Industry.Carl Öhman & Luciano Floridi - 2018 - Nature Human Behavior 2 (5):318-320.
    The web is increasingly inhabited by the remains of its departed users, a phenomenon that has given rise to a burgeoning digital afterlife industry. This industry requires a framework for dealing with its ethical implications. We argue that the regulatory conventions guiding archaeological exhibitions could provide the basis for such a framework.
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  36. Afterlife in Modern America : The Public Sentiment.Alan F. Segal - 2008 - In Michael K. Bartalos (ed.), Speaking of Death: America's New Sense of Mortality. Praeger Publishers.
     
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  37. The Afterlife in Modern America.Alan F. Segal - 2009 - In Michael K. Bartalos (ed.), Speaking of Death: America's New Sense of Mortality. Praeger.
     
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  38. The Afterlife of Terri Schiavo.J. Finnis & Nd Schiff - 2005 - Hastings Center Report 35 (4).
  39. The Afterlife in Judaism.Tyron Goldschmidt & Aaron Segal - 2017 - In Benjamin Matheson & Yujin Nagasawa (eds.), Palgrave Handbook on the Afterlife. London: Palgrave. pp. 107-27.
     
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  40. Afterlife.Raymond J. VanArragon - 2022 - In Mark A. Lamport (ed.), The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Philosophy and Religion. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
     
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    The Afterlife of Plato in the Ancient World - Tarrant, Layne, Baltzly, Renaud Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity. Pp. XXII + 657. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2018. Cased, €187, Us$216. Isbn: 978-90-04-27069-5. [REVIEW]Alexandra Michalewski - 2019 - The Classical Review 69 (1):58-61.
  42. Why We Should Create Artificial Offspring: Meaning and the Collective Afterlife.John Danaher - 2018 - Science and Engineering Ethics 24 (4):1097-1118.
    This article argues that the creation of artificial offspring could make our lives more meaningful. By ‘artificial offspring’ I mean beings that we construct, with a mix of human and non-human-like qualities. Robotic artificial intelligences are paradigmatic examples of the form. There are two reasons for thinking that the creation of such beings could make our lives more meaningful and valuable. The first is that the existence of a collective afterlife—i.e. a set of human-like lives that continue after we (...)
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    Humanist Redemption and Afterlife: The Frankfurt School in Communist Romania.Alexandru Cistelecan - 2022 - Historical Materialism 30 (2):56-90.
    This paper discusses the reception of Frankfurt School critical theory in Communist Romania. After some opening remarks concerning the relevance of this topic, Section 2 sketches the evolving political and historical contexts that circumscribed this philosophical reception. The content and configuration of the Romanian reception of critical theory is then discussed in a double sequence: first, by surveying and analysing the main clusters of arguments developed in these texts, which are filtered and classified into four categories: a) general considerations and (...)
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    The Afterlife of the Platonic Soul: Reflections of Platonic Psychology in the Monotheistic Religions.Maha Elkaisy-Friemuth & John M. Dillon (eds.) - 2009 - Brill.
    This volume of essays presents a selection of studies in the ways in which Platonist psychology is adapted to the needs of thinkers in the three great religious ...
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    The Afterlife of Greek Comedy in Roman Times - Marshall, Hawkins Athenian Comedy in the Roman Empire. Pp. VI + 295. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. Paper, £25.99 . Isbn: 978-1-4725-8883-8. [REVIEW]Sarah Miles - 2017 - The Classical Review 67 (2):400-402.
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    The Afterlife of Idealism: The Impact of New Idealism on British Historical and Political Thought, 1945–1980, by Admir Skodo. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, Vi + 301 Pp. ISBN‐10: 3319293842 Hb £74.50. [REVIEW]Julia Moses - 2018 - European Journal of Philosophy 26 (1):663-667.
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  47. The Afterlife of Moses: Exile, Democracy, Renewal.Michael P. Steinberg - 2022
    Moses and modernism -- Under Lincoln's eyes -- Hannah Arendt crosses the Atlantic -- Yaron Ezrahi : democracy and the post-epic nation.
     
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  48. Afterlife.Morton T. Kelsey - 1979
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    Mapping the Afterlife: From Homer to Dante.Emma Gee - 2020 - Oup Usa.
    This book studies the afterlife from Homer to Dante. It posits that there is a dominant spatial idiom in afterlife landscapes, the 'Journey-Vision paradigm:' i.e. the journey through the underworld, and the Vision of the universe. This spatial duality functions to harmonise the underworld with the 'scientific' universe.
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    The Afterlife of Reproductive Slavery: Biocapitalism and Black Feminism’s Philosophy of History.Gina Maranto - 2020 - The New Bioethics 26 (4):372-374.
    Since their inception, reproductive technologies have been the subject of ethical examination, while also being analyzed in terms of their economic, sociopolitical, cultural, feminist, and religiou...
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