The Illusion Of Immortality

By: Corliss Lamont

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Clean!! No Marks. Light Wear On Cover. Gently Read If At All. No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Pages show signs of age. . . . . . Corliss Lamont (March 28, 1902 - April 26, 1995), was a socialist philosopher, and advocate of various left-wing and civil liberties causes. As a part of his political activities he was the Chairman of National Council of American-Soviet Friendship starting from early 1940s. He was the great-uncle of 2006 Democratic Party nominee for the United States Senate from Connecticut, Ned Lamont. . . . . . .This book has been around for awhile. You could almost call it vintage. But it's one I'm going to save because the writing is clean, the message is clear, and the ideas make one think. Lamont's premise is this: The idea of living beyond the grave either as a physical being or as an ephemeral 'soul' is more important than the idea of belief in God. Indeed, Christianity became successful because it offered the belief that life continues after death, whereas Yahweh was just a 'jealous God' who bossed people around in their present life. Islam's reward with 70 virgins and the Hindu belief in reincarnation succeed for the same reason. Lamont points out very scientifically that the body and whatever it is we call soul are interconnected; there is no evidence that either can survive separation or survive death. In addition, he points out the rather comic idea that an eternity of existence would be an unthinkable bore. Death might be looked at as a happy release. . . -- Jane D. Anderson

Title: The Illusion Of Immortality

Author Name: Corliss Lamont

Categories: Philosophy,

Publisher: F. Ungar Pub. Co.: January 0001

ISBN Number: B002ZKLXTU

Size: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Seller ID: 17605