The Immortalization Commission (Paperback)

John Gray


This title is nominated for "Sunday Times", "New Statesman" and "TLS" Books Of The Year. At the heart of all human experience lies our obsession with death. For many years we turned to religion for answers, but with the twentieth century came ideas from evolution and politics to suggest that our lives - and afterlives - were in our own hands. Such ideas went on to have both trivial and terrible effects: from a sweeping craze of seances to the mass-murders of the Stalinist terror. Gray raises vital questions about the 'truths' science can offer, the technology we are still exploiting for immortality - and exactly what it means to be human.

Product Details

  • Product code: ADMCL
  • ISBN: 9780141041889
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 13.2cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: Thu Jan 26 00:00:00 GMT 2012


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