skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Festival of Ideas talk: Identity and Immortality

When Oct 22, 2014
from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Little Hall, Sidgwick Site
Add event to calendar vCal
iCal

Professor Rae Langton will give a talk as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas.  Listen to a podcast of the talk here.

What makes you identical with that baby, born years ago on your birthday? Could what enables you to survive life, also enable you to survive death? Belief in immortality may come from wishful thinking (Hume), but also from intuitions about the necessity of your existence, and the contingency of your association with this body (Descartes, Sankara, Johnston)—intuitions which, though regrettably mistaken, have moral significance.

This event is free and open to the public. There is no need to book.

CFI logo 2014

More information about this event…