Stephen Cave/ John Gray
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Every human culture has claimed some way of defeating death, whether through mummification, reincarnation, or resurrection when the last trumpet sounds. In our age of failed ideologies and empty churches, many now hope science will provide the route to everlasting life. Can it? Should we even want it to? And is the will to live forever, which has so shaped the human story, a blessing or a curse?
Professor of European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE & Director, Forum for Philosophy
Recorded on 30 May 2012 at the LSE