INFINITY AND IMMORTALITY – ADRIAN MOORE
Sunday Lecture - Infinity and Immortality
Red Lion Square, London, WC1R 4RL
29 July 2012
11.00, £3 on the door / free to members of the South Place Ethical Society
Adrian Moore shall consider questions that arise in connection with the desirability or otherwise of immortality. In particular, he will address Bernard William's argument that a never-ending life would eventually become tedious to the point of unendurability.
Moore will suggest that there are two questions that need to be distinguished, even though they can easily appear to be equivalent. First, would immortality be preferable to mortality? And second, is death a bad thing? Distinguishing these questions helps us to understand better the force of Williams’ argument.
“I’ll be exploring fundamental questions about human mortality, beginning with the question of whether it would be preferable never to die” --- Adrian Moore, New Statesman, p.38.
‘I believe in the afterlife.
It starts tomorrow,
When I go to work’
Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)
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‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc
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