Near-Death Experiences: Understanding Visions of the Afterlife by John Martin FischerNear-Death Experiences: Understanding Visions of the Afterlife by John Martin Fischer

Near-Death Experiences: Understanding Visions of the Afterlife

byJohn Martin Fischer, Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin

Hardcover | May 13, 2016

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Near-death experiences offer a glimpse not only into the nature of death but also into the meaning of life. They are not only useful tools to aid in the human quest to understand death but are also deeply meaningful, transformative experiences for the people who have them. In a unique contribution to the growing and popular literature on the subject, philosophers John Martin Fischer and Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin examine prominent near-death experiences, such as those of Pam Reynolds, Eben Alexander and Colton Burpo. They combine their investigations with critiques ofthe narratives' analysis by those who take them to show that our minds are immaterial and heaven is for real. In contrast, the authors provide a blueprint for a science-based explanation. Focusing on the question of whether near-death experiences provide evidence that consciousness is separable fromour brains and bodies, Fischer and Mitchell-Yellin give a naturalistic account of the profound meaning and transformative effects that these experiences engender in many. This book takes the reality of near-death experiences seriously. But it also shows that understanding them through the tools of science is completely compatible with acknowledging their profound meaning.
John Martin Fischer is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside, where he has held a University of California President's Chair (2006-10). He was President of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division (2013-4). He was Project Leader of The Immortality Project (2012-15), sponsored b...
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Title:Near-Death Experiences: Understanding Visions of the AfterlifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 13, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019046660X

ISBN - 13:9780190466602

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