Day 40/365: Immortality
Immortality concerns whether that surviving aspect continues to exist forever. While evidence for survival is not necessarily evidence for immortality, evidence against survival is clearly evidence against immortality. Thus articles advocating pure mortalism or “the extinction hypothesis”–the thesis that death is the complete, permanent annihilation of the person–reject immortality in virtue of rejecting survival after death. Since there is little difference between impersonal survival and complete annihilation, the articles below generally only concern the notion of personal survival–the idea that persons will survive death as distinct individuals.