The Illusion of Immortality

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9780804463775: The Illusion of Immortality

Written with wisdom and eloquence, this 303-page book thoroughly but sensitively discusses biblical notions of death, the impact of science, the various attempts by immortalists to describe heaven, and the failure of spiritual "proofs." Corliss Lamont also argues for a new, ethical affirmation of life based upon an appreciation of our common mortality. The book includes an Introduction by John Dewey.

This version of The Illusion of Immortality is the Fifth Edition, 1990. The publication of this edition was supervised by Half-Moon Foundation, Inc.

The Illusion of Immortality
was originally published in 1932 as Issues of Immortality: A Study in Implications.

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In clear and unflinching language, Dr. Corliss Lamont states the case for human mortality--the finality of death. But, he argues, the illusion of immortality is an affirmative vision, not a negative one.

"Extraordinarily complete and well informed...worthy of the serious attention of all thoughtful persons."
(John Dewey)

Born in Englewood, New Jersey, in 1902, Dr. Lamont graduated first from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1920, then magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1924. He did graduate work at Oxford and at Columbia, where he received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1932.

He was director of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1932 to 1954, and is currently chairman of the national Emergency Civil Liberties Committee. A leading proponent of the individual's rights under the Constitution, he has won famous court decisions over Senator Joseph McCarthy, the CIA, and in 1965 a Supreme Court ruling against censorship of incoming mail by the U.S. Postmaster General.

Dr. Lamont has long been associated with Humanism, and authored the standard text on the subject, The Philosophy of Humanism, in 1949. He taught at Columbia, Cornell, and Harvard Universities, and at the New School for Social Research. Corliss Lamont is currently honorary president of the American Humanist Association.

About the Author:

Born in Englewood, New Jersey, in 1902, Corliss Lamont graduated first from Phillips Exeter Academy in 1920, then magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1924. He did graduate work at Oxford and at Columbia, where he received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1932. He was director of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1932 to 1954. Then, until 1995, he was chairman of the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (NECLC), formerly known as the Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (ECLC). A leading proponent of individual rights under the U.S. Constitution, he won famous court decisions over Senator Joseph McCarthy and the CIA. In 1965, he secured a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against censorship of incoming mail by the U.S. Postmaster General. Dr. Lamont has long been associated with Humanism, authoring the first edition of The Philosophy of Humanism in 1949. It has since become the standard text on the subject. He taught at Columbia, Cornell, and Harvard Universities, and at the New School for Social Research.

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