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      The Death And Anti-Death Series By Ria University Press discusses issues and controversies related to death, life extension, and anti-death, broadly construed. A variety of differing points of view are presented and argued. The following volumes have been published:

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Death And Anti-Death, Volume 1:

One Hundred Years After N. F. Fedorov (1829-1903)

 

Charles Tandy, Ph.D., Editor

Volume One ISBN-13:  978-0-9743472-0-2 (Hardback)

Volume One ISBN-10:  0-9743472-0-5 (Hardback)

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      The anthology discusses a number of interdisciplinary cultural, psychological, metaphysical, and moral issues and controversies related to death, life extension, and anti-death. This first volume in the series is in honor of the 19th century Russian philosopher N. F. Fedorov. (Some of the contributions are about Fedorov; most are not.) Each of the 17 chapters includes a selected or short bibliography. The anthology also contains an Introduction and an Index -- as well as an Abstracts section that serves as an extended table of contents.

 

      A variety of differing points of view are presented and argued. Most of the 400-plus pages consist of contributions unique to this volume. Although of interest to the general reader, the anthology functions well as a textbook for university courses in culture studies, death-related controversies, ethics, futuristics, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, life extension issues, metaphysics, and psychology.

 

      The titles of the contributions are as follows:

 

[Introduction:] N. F. Fedorov And The Common Task: A 21st Century Reexamination by Charles Tandy

 

[PART I: Cultural And Psychological Perspectives]

 

1. The Resurrection Of Nikolai Fedorov As A Russian Philosopher by James P. Scanlan                                         

 

2. The Search For A Practical Immortality: Fedorov And Yoga by George M. Young       

                                

3. Death And Anti-Death In Russian Marxism At The Beginning Of The 20th Century by Daniela Steila                                            

 

4. Death And Anti-Anti-Death: A Cultural Exploration by Giorgio Baruchello

 

5. The Evolution Of Death Understanding by Anthony S. Dawber and David S. Stodolsky

 

6. Hypnos And Thanatos: Dreams, Death And The Eternal Return by Scott David O'Reilly

 

7. Certain And Uncertain Matters by Werner J. Wagner

 

8. Who's Afraid Of Life Extension? by Harry R. Moody

 

9. Fear Of Death And The Quest For Immortality by Robert R. Newport

 

[PART II: Metaphysical And Moral Perspectives]

 

10. Six Philosophical Controversies About Death by Steven Luper

 

11. Warranted Regretability Maneuvers And The Deprivation View Of Death's Badness by Richard Greene

 

12. The Deprivation Account Of Death's Badness And Siverstein's Challenge by John M. Collins

 

13. The Harm Of Death by William Grey

 

14. More Solutions To The Puzzle Of When Death Harms Its Victims? by Julian Lamont

 

15. When Is One Harmed By One's Own Death? by Jack Li (Author now known as Jack Lee)

 

16. Letting The Dead Bury Their Own Dead: A Reply To Palle Yourgrau by Troy T. Catterson

 

17. Unburying The Dead: Posthumous Harms And Posthumous Benefits -- A Solution To The Missing Subject Problem by Charles Tandy

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Death And Anti-Death, Volume 2:

Two Hundred Years After Kant, Fifty Years After Turing

 

Charles Tandy, Ph.D., Editor

Volume Two ISBN-13:  978-0-9743472-2-6 (Hardback)

Volume Two ISBN-10:  0-9743472-2-1 (Hardback)

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      The following contributions are original to this volume of the Death And Anti-Death Series By Ria University Press:

 

          > Is The Universe Immortal?: Is Cosmic Evolution Never-Ending? by Charles Tandy

 

           > Death As Metaphor by Lawrence Kimmel

 

           > Fantasies Of Immortality by Werner J. Wagner           

                          

           > What Will The Immortals Eat? by George M. Young       

                               

           > Cultural Death Understanding by Anthony S. Dawber                   

                              

           > Death And Immortality: Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas And Descartes On The Soul by Carol O’Brien         

                                  

           > Against The Immortality Of The Soul by Matt McCormick           

                         

           > Why Death Is (Probably) Bad For You: A Common Sense Approach by R.C.W. Ettinger               

                          

           > Resurrecting Kant's Postulate Of Immortality by Scott R. Stroud                

 

           > Immortality and Finitude: Kant's Moral Argument Reconsidered by Douglas Burnham                 

                   

           > Death, Harm, And The Deprivation Theory by Jack Li (Author now known as Jack Lee)

                                                      

           > To Be Or Not To Be: The Zombie In The Computer by R.C.W. Ettinger            

                            

           > The Future Of Human Evolution by Nick Bostrom        

                                   

          > Earthlings Get Off Your Ass Now!: Becoming Person, Learning Community by Charles Tandy          

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Death  And  Anti-Death,  Volume  3:

Fifty Years After Einstein,

One Hundred Fifty Years After Kierkegaard

 

Charles Tandy, Ph.D., Editor

Volume Three ISBN-13:  978-0-9743472-6-4 (Hardback)

Volume Three ISBN-10:  0-9743472-6-4 (Hardback)

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      Volume Three in the Death And Anti-Death Series By 
Ria University Press is in honor of Albert Einstein and Soren Kierkegaard. The chapters do not necessarily mention Einstein or Kierkegaard. The 17 chapters (by professional philosophers and other professional scholars) are directed to issues related to death, life extension, and anti-death. Most of the 400-plus pages consist of scholarship unique to this volume.  Includes index.

 

      The titles of the 17 chapters are as follows:

 

           1. Death And Life Support Systems: A Novel Cultural Exploration by Giorgio Baruchello

 

           2. Recent Developments In The Ethics, Science, And Politics Of Life-Extension by Nick Bostrom

 

           3. Life, And The Concept Of A Relativistic Field In Kant by Douglas Burnham

 

           4. Towards An Ethics Of Ontogeny by Anthony S. Dawber

 

           5. An Easy Death by Mikhail Epstein

 

           6. Fear Of Death And Muddled Thinking – It Is So Much Worse Than You Think by Robin Hanson

 

           7. The Illusiveness Of Immortality by James J. Hughes

 

           8. A Question Of Endings by Lawrence Kimmel

 

           9. What Is Left After Death? by Jack Lee

 

          10. Life Extension And Pleasure: Can The Prolongation Of (Self) Consciousness Deliver Greater Pleasure Or Happiness? by Carol O’Brien

 

           11. Raising The Dead Scientifically: Fedorov's Project In A Modern Form by R. Michael Perry

 

           12. The Emulation Argument: A Modification Of Bostrom's Simulation Argument by Charles Tandy

 

           13. Managing The Consequences Of Rapid Social Change by Natasha Vita-More

 

           14. Eros And Thanatos – The Establishment Of Individuality by Werner J. Wagner

 

           15. Universal Superlongevity: Is It Inevitable And Is It Good? by Mark Walker

 

           16. Return To A Pristine Ecosphere Via Molecular Nanotechnology by Sinclair T. Wang

 

           17. Fedorov's Legacy: The Cosmist View Of Man's Role In The Universe by George M. Young  

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Death  And Anti-Death,  Volume  4:

Twenty Years After De Beauvoir,

Thirty Years After Heidegger

 

Charles Tandy, Ph.D., Editor

Volume Four ISBN-13:  978-0-9743472-8-8 (Hardback)

Volume Four ISBN-10:  0-9743472-8-0 (Hardback)

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      Volume Four, as indicated by the anthology's subtitle, is in honor of Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) and Martin Heidegger (1889-1976). The chapters do not necessarily mention Simone de Beauvoir or Martin Heidegger. The 16 chapters (by professional philosophers and other professional scholars) are directed to issues related to death, life extension, and anti-death. Most of the 400-plus pages consist of scholarship unique to this volume.  Includes index.

 

      The titles of the 16 chapters are as follows:

 

1. Mechanism, Galileo’s Animale And Heidegger’s Gestell: Reflections On The Lifelessness Of Modern Science by GiorgioBaruchello         

                            

2. Simone De Beauvoir by Debra Bergoffen

 

3. Existentialism by Steven Crowell

 

4. Time Wounds All Heels by William Grey 

                                          

5. The Ethical Importance Of Death by Jenann Ismael

 

6. The Poetics Of Death: Intimations And Illusions by Lawrence Kimmel

 

7. Death And Aesthetics by Keith Lehrer  

                                           

8. Ageing And Existentialism: Simone De Beauvoir And The Limits Of Freedom by Shannon M. Mussett  

                               

9. Life Extension And Meaning by Carol O’Brien 

                                          

10. Consciousness As Computation: A Defense Of Strong AI Based On Quantum-State Functionalism by R. Michael Perry      

                                

11. Reality Shifts: On The Death And Dying Of Dr. Timothy Leary by Carol Sue Rosin   

                                     

12. Extraterrestrial Liberty And The Great Transmutation by Charles Tandy    

                                      

13. A Time Travel Schema And Eight Types Of Time Travel by Charles Tandy 

                                         

14. Boredom, Experimental Ethics, And Superlongevity by Mark Walker     

                                        

15. Exopolitics: The Death Of Death by Alfred Lambremont Webre      

                

16. Embryo Cloning: Current State Of The Medical Art And Its Far-Reaching Consequences For Multiple Applications by Panayiotis M.Zavos

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Death And Anti-Death, Volume 5:

Thirty Years After Loren Eiseley (1907-1977)

 

Charles Tandy, Ph.D., Editor

ISBN 978-1-934297-02-5 (Hardback)

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      Volume 5, as indicated by the anthology's subtitle, is in honor of Loren Eiseley (1907-1977). The chapters do not necessarily mention him. The chapters (by professional philosophers and other professional scholars) are directed to issues related to death, life extension, and anti-death. Most of the contributions consist of scholarship unique to this volume.  As was the case with all previous volumes in the Death And Anti-Death Series By Ria University Press, the anthology includes an Index as well as an Abstracts section that serves as an extended table of contents. (With Volume 5, you will also find a new section entitled BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS.)

 

      The 17 chapter titles are as follows:

 

1. Asking The Unaskable Question – Do People Have The Right NOT To Die? by Marcus Barber                                             

 

2. Deadly Economics: Reflections On The Neoclassical Paradigm by Giorgio Baruchello                                       

 

3. A Frozen Future? Cryonics As A Gamble by Gregory Benford                                       

 

4. Three Big Problems by Nick Bostrom and Rebecca Roache          

 

5. A World Of Exception: Exploring The Thought Of Loren Eiseley by Marcus Bussey        

                                  

6. Knowledge And Death: Return To The Garden by Harry Hillman Chartrand                          

 

7. Is It Safe For A Biologist To Support Cryonics Publicly? by Aubrey D.N.J. de Grey                              

 

8. Taking The Defeat Of Aging Seriously: The Time Is Now by Aubrey D.N.J. de Grey                             

 

9. Choosing Death In Cases Of Anorexia Nervosa – Should We Ever Let People Die From Anorexia? by Simona Giordano                                       

 

10. Technologies Don’t Die by Kevin Kelly                                               

 

11. Intimate Moments Among The Dead: Death And Time In The Work Of Loren Eiseley by Lawrence Kimmel                                     

 

12. No Turning Back: Past-Directed Time Travel Is Scientifically Unlikely, Though Virtual Alternatives May Still Offer Solace by R. Michael Perry                                       

 

13. Embodiments Of Paradise: Symbolism Of Death As Existential Mastery In Jihadism by Arthur Saniotis                                          

   

14. On Death And Dying: Summing Up At 70 by Arthur B. Shostak

 

15. Once Upon A Time by Stanley Shostak                                          

 

16. Teleological Causes And The Possibilities Of Personhood by Charles Tandy                                           

 

17. Terrestrial Peoples, Extraterrestrial Persons by Charles Tandy   

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Death And Anti-Death, Volume 6:

Thirty Years After Kurt Gödel (1906-1978)

 

Charles Tandy, Ph.D., Editor

ISBN 978-1-934297-03-2 (Hardback)

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      Volume 6, as indicated by the anthology's subtitle, is in honor of Kurt Gödel (1906-1978). The chapters do not necessarily mention him. The chapters (by professional philosophers and other professional scholars) are directed to issues related to death, life extension, and anti-death, broadly construed. Most of the contributions consist of scholarship unique to this volume.  As was the case with all previous volumes in the Death And Anti-Death Series By Ria University Press, the anthology includes an Index as well as an Abstracts section serving as an extended table of contents. (Volume 6 also includes a BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS section.)

 

      The ten chapters are entitled as follows:

 

1. Life And Death Economics: A Dialogue  by  Giorgio  Baruchello  and  Valerio  Lintner  (pages 33-52)   

 

2. Charles Hartshorne by Daniel A. Dombrowski (pages 53-78)                               

 

3. Choosing Death in Cases of Anorexia Nervosa – Should We Ever Let People Die From Anorexia? PART II by Simona Giordano (pages 79-100)                                    

 

4. The Ethics Of Enhancement by Bill Grote and William Grey (pages 101-126)                   

 

5. Cosmology And Theology by John Leslie (pages 127-156)                                                 

 

6. Positive Logicality: The Development Of Normative Reason by J. R. Lucas (pages 157-222)

 

7. The Basic Ideas Of Conformal Cyclic Cosmology by Roger Penrose (pages 223-242)                                          

 

8. Deconstructing Deathism: Personal Immortality As A Desirable Outcome by R. Michael Perry (pages 243-264)                                       

 

9. What Mary Knows: Actual Mentality, Possible Paradigms, Imperative Tasks by Charles Tandy (pages 265-284)                                           

 

10. The Future Of Scientific Simulations: From Artificial Life To Artificial Cosmogenesis by Clément Vidal (pages 285-318)           

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Death And Anti-Death, Volume 7:

Nine Hundred Years After St. Anselm (1033-1109)

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Nine Hundred Years After St. Anselm (1033-1109)

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      Death And Anti-Death, Volume 7: Nine Hundred Years After St. Anselm (1033-1109) is edited by Charles Tandy, Ph.D.: ISBN 978-1-934297-05-6 is the Hardback edition and ISBN 978-1-934297-07-0 is the Paperback edition.

 

      Volume 7, as indicated by the anthology's subtitle, is in honor of St. Anselm (1033-1109). The chapters do not necessarily mention him (but some chapters do). The chapters (by professional philosophers and other professional scholars) are directed to issues related to death, life extension, and anti-death, broadly construed. Most of the contributions consist of scholarship unique to this volume. As was the case with all previous volumes in the Death And Anti-Death Series By Ria University Press, the anthology includes an Index as well as an Abstracts section that serves as an extended table of contents. (Volume 7 also has a BRIEF COMMUNICATIONS section.)

 

      Volume 7 includes chapters by some of the world's leading living thinkers, including:

-----Philosopher of in vitro meat - Brian J. Ford;

-----Medievalist philosopher - Jasper Hopkins;

-----Today's "Thomas Edison" - Ray Kurzweil;

-----Oxford University Metaphysician - J. R. Lucas;

-----Ontological argument experts - Graham Oppy ("Nay") and Charles Taliaferro ("Yea").

 

      There are 16 chapters, as follows:

 

1.-----CHAPTER ONE Life And Death Economics Revisited: Reflections On The Economic Crisis One Year On (by Giorgio Baruchelloand Valerio Lintner) pages 35-54;

 

2.-----CHAPTER TWO Culturing Meat For The Future: Anti-Death Versus Anti-Life (by Brian J. Ford) pages 55-80;

 

3.-----CHAPTER THREE Contrasting Conceptions Of Mors Beata: Saint Augustine And Albert Camus (by Jasper Hopkins) pages 81-100;

 

4.-----CHAPTER FOUR Hormones Of Youth (by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman) pages 101-156;

 

5.-----CHAPTER FIVE Prenatal Nonexistence (by Jack Lee) pages 157-168;

 

6.-----CHAPTER SIX The Search For The Ultimate (by J. R. Lucas) pages 169-210;

 

7.-----CHAPTER SEVEN The Urgent Need For An Academic Revolution: The Rational Pursuit Of Wisdom (by Nicholas Maxwell) pages 211-238;

 

8.-----CHAPTER EIGHT Limitless Life: The Psychology Of Forever (by Max More) pages 239-274;

 

9.-----CHAPTER NINE Anselm's First Argument (by Graham Oppy) pages 275-296;

 

10.-----CHAPTER TEN God Versus The Multiverse: An Ontological Argument Against The Existence Of A Supreme Being, With A Hopeful Alternative (by R. Michael Perry) pages 297-312;

 

11.-----CHAPTER ELEVEN Living Towards Eternal Life: Saint Anselm's Christian Anthropology (by Gregory B. Sadler) pages 313-346;

 

12.-----CHAPTER TWELVE The Anselmian Ontological Argument As The Ultimate Anti-Death Argument: Suggestions On How To Reason From Possible Divine Perfection To Actual Divine Perfection (by Charles Taliaferro) pages 347-372;

 

13.-----CHAPTER THIRTEEN The Breadth Of Theism Defense: Redemption And The Problem Of Evil (by Charles Taliaferro and JacobZillhardt) pages 373-392;

 

14.-----CHAPTER FOURTEEN Personal, Temporal, And Paragonal Aspects Of The Omniverse (by Charles Tandy) pages 393-450;

 

15.-----CHAPTER FIFTEEN A Philosopher Looks At Posthumanity: Inconclusive Conclusions? (by Charles Tandy) pages 451-468;

 

16.-----CHAPTER SIXTEEN O'Neill-Type Space Habitats And The Industrial Conquest Of Space (by P. Ulmschneider) pages 469-494.

 

-----The INDEX begins on page 495.

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Death And Anti-Death, Volume 8:

Fifty Years After Albert Camus (1913-1960)

 

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