Desire for Immortality

Desire for Immortality

Author: Zun Huang

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781648979958

Category: Fiction

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The ancient cultivators of great powers, once they thought of becoming demons, and once they thought of becoming buddhas, there were also experts of the martial way that broke through the void. They were the only ones who had the right to do so. In chaotic times, geniuses would rise to prominence. The imperial government, sects, aristocratic families, and foreign races would battle with each other for karmic luck. Who could emerge from the masses and become a true dragon, reaching the peak of perfection? Like this book... 

Desire for Immortality

Desire for Immortality

Author: Zun Huang

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781648579387

Category: Fiction

Page: 399

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The ancient cultivators of great powers, once they thought of becoming demons, and once they thought of becoming buddhas, there were also experts of the martial way that broke through the void. They were the only ones who had the right to do so. In chaotic times, geniuses would rise to prominence. The imperial government, sects, aristocratic families, and foreign races would battle with each other for karmic luck. Who could emerge from the masses and become a true dragon, reaching the peak of perfection? Like this book... 

Desire for Immortality

Desire for Immortality

Author: Zun Huang

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 9781648846878

Category: Fiction

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The ancient cultivators of great powers, once they thought of becoming demons, and once they thought of becoming buddhas, there were also experts of the martial way that broke through the void. They were the only ones who had the right to do so. In chaotic times, geniuses would rise to prominence. The imperial government, sects, aristocratic families, and foreign races would battle with each other for karmic luck. Who could emerge from the masses and become a true dragon, reaching the peak of perfection? Like this book... 

Immortality and the Philosophy of Death

Immortality and the Philosophy of Death

Author: Michael Cholbi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783483853

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

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A collection of seminal articles investigating whether death is bad for us – and if so, whether immortality would be good for us.

Waiting in Joyful Hope

Waiting in Joyful Hope

Author: Matthew Newland

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1511450584

Category:

Page: 232

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It is said that the thirst for immortality drives civilization. The desire for it lies at the heart of some of history's greatest achievements. Immortality is the focus of the earliest known work of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh, written some 4000 years ago, while today's scientists are hard at work on the task of extending human life beyond its current natural limits. The quest to live forever continues. But why do we want to live forever? And is immortality even possible? It seems easy to imagine it (at least at first ), but after considering the idea a little more carefully, problems become obvious. Boredom, loneliness, and the effects (or ravages) of time on the body and the mind might all take their toll as the ages pass. These subjective problems, together with the more objective question of how a body might live forever, are all considered in this book. Though short, it is a survey that explores mythology, philosophy, anthropology, religious ideas, and futurist speculations in an attempt to understand the true meaning of immortality and whether or not we have reason to hope for (or dread) it.

Desiring the Good

Desiring the Good

Author: Katja Maria Vogt

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190692483

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Desiring the Good defends a novel and distinctive approach in ethics that is inspired by ancient philosophy. Ethics, according to this approach, starts from one question and its most immediate answer: "what is the good for human beings?"--"a well-going human life." Ethics thus conceived is broader than moral philosophy. It includes a range of topics in psychology and metaphysics. Plato's Philebus is the ancestor of this approach. Its first premise, defended in Book I of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, is that the final agential good is the good human life. Though Aristotle introduces this premise while analyzing human activities, it is absent from approaches in the theory of action that self-identify as Aristotelian. This absence, Vogt argues, is a deep and far-reaching mistake, one that can be traced back to Elizabeth Anscombe's influential proposals. And yet, the book is Anscombian in spirit. It engages with ancient texts in order to contribute to philosophy today, and it takes questions about the human mind to be prior to, and relevant to, substantive normative matters. In this spirit, Desiring the Good puts forward a new version of the Guise of the Good, namely that desire to have one's life go well shapes and sustains mid- and small-scale motivations. A theory of good human lives, it is argued, must make room for a plurality of good lives. Along these lines, the book lays out a non-relativist version of Protagoras's Measure Doctrine and defends a new kind of realism about good human lives.

Staying Alive

Staying Alive

Author: Jason K. Swedene

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761847588

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 162

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This book explores the desire to live forever, which manifests itself in many forms. The author's self-expressed 'aim has been, simply, to write a readable book that will afford the reader an increased sensitivity to the many ways the desire for immortality has shaped history, philosophy, art, and literature.'

Immortal Desire

Immortal Desire

Author: Maggie Shayne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425217485

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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Two enchanting tales of paranormal romance come together in a dual volume that features Destiny, in which Nidaba, a bitter immortal High Witch, is reunited with her former love, fellow High Witch Nathan King, after four millennia, and Immortality, in which Immortal High Witch Puabi is rescued by grieving millionaire Matthew Fairchild. Original.

Nietzsche, Religion, and Mood

Nietzsche, Religion, and Mood

Author: Sampsa Andrei Saarinen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110621075

Category: Philosophy

Page: 278

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Die Reihe Monographien und Texte zur Nietzsche-Forschung (MTNF) setzt seit mehreren Jahrzehnten die Agenda in der sich stetig verändernden Nietzsche-Forschung. Die Bände sind interdisziplinär und international ausgerichtet und spiegeln das gesamte Spektrum der Nietzsche-Forschung wider, von der Philosophie über die Literaturwissenschaft bis zur politischen Theorie. Die Reihe veröffentlicht Monographien und Sammelbände, die einem strengen Peer-Review-Verfahren unterliegen. Die Buchreihe wird von einem internationalen Redaktionsteam geleitet.