Death poses perhaps the ultimate existential challenge to all of us, given that the desire for immortality can't be accommodated. How might naturalists construe the prospect of personal extinction? What should we anticipate at death? Some suggestions follow in this section.
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Critiques the widespread secular misunderstanding of death as a plunge into oblivion.
Commentary and dialog on "Death, Nothingness, and Subjectivity" from Michael Shleyfer, John Urban, and Wayne Stewart.
There is a remarkable theoretical convergence between Wayne Stewart's "existential passage" and Tom Clark's "generic subjective continuity" as explained on the Death, Nothingness, and Subjectivity page.
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Transforming Consciousness: What to Expect at Death,
A video and slides of a talk for Buffalo State Freethinkers based on the paper Death, Nothingness, and Subjectivity.
"Religion is not really the issue, but rather the incompleteness or tentativeness, the thinness or emptiness, of today’s atheism, agnosticism, and secularism. Living without God means turning toward something. To flourish we need coherent secular popular philosophies that effectively answer life’s vital questions."