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Immortality and the Cosmic Process

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Publication Date: 01/01/1933

51 pages

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If we are immortal, or if we become immortal, it will not be because we want to or because it is indispensable for morality, but because in a universe like ours we can no more help it than we can help feeling warm before a fire. So considered, personal immortality can be treated as any other alleged fact. Shailer Mathews examines it in the light of physiology, biology, and psychology; and through the keenness of his reasoning reaches a conception of the survival of personality that will forcefully commend itself to thinking people.

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