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Niagara University's Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare hosts discussion on pros and cons of living forever


Thu, Apr 4th 2024 06:20 pm

Submitted by Niagara University

Dr. John Martin Fischer, distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of California Riverside, will present “The ‘Forever Wars’: Should You Choose to Live Forever?” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the Gallagher Center Multi-Purpose Room on the Niagara University campus. The presentation, which is open to the public, is the fourth in a series of discussions hosted by NU’s Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare this spring.

In his talk, Fischer will present the views of several philosophers who do not think individuals should choose to live forever and explain why, under certain specific circumstances, he disagrees with these “Immortality Curmudgeons.”

Fischer is coauthor of “Near-Death Experiences: Understanding Visions of the Afterlife” and coeditor of “Introduction to Philosophy: Classical and Contemporary Readings.” He was project leader of The John Templeton Foundation’s Immortality Project.

Made possible by the generous gift of Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko, the Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare is dedicated to investigating the various ethical issues related to health care and medicine facing our local and global communities.

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