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Death and the Afterlife

Samuel Scheffler

Niko Kolodny (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199982509
eISBN:
9780199369973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982509.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

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 ... More


Looking for Jane

Rachel M. Brownstein

in Why Jane Austen?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153911
eISBN:
9780231527248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153911.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes Chawton Cottage, Jane Austen's home. Austen lived in Chawton Cottage with her mother and sister, and their friend Martha Lloyd from 1809 until close to her death in 1817. It ... More


The Afterlife (Part I)

Samuel Scheffler

in Death and the Afterlife

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199982509
eISBN:
9780199369973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982509.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We normally assume that other people will live on after we ourselves have died. Even if we do not believe in a personal afterlife, we assume that there will be a “collective afterlife” in which ... More


Introduction: Clash of Civilizations

Dan Dinello

in Children of Men

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781999334024
eISBN:
9781800342507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781999334024.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men, which was loosely based on the 1992 novel of the same name by P.D. James. It analyses Children of Men's dramatization of a world in violent ... More


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