Title: The Philosophy of Long Life
Author: Jean Finot
Description: Green cloth boards with gilt lettering. Gilt top edge. Very light pushing to head and foot of spine and bottom front corner. Interior is clean. ix, 308 pp. 8.75 x 6 inches. Translated from the French by Harry Roberts.
Originally published in France in 1906, Finot's work addresses the human life span and prospects for its future prolongation. He draws on contemporary and nineteenth century scientific findings as well as experimental reports from across Europe and America.
Contents: I) By Way of Introduction. II) The Mysteries of Longevity (The Limits of Life, Comparative Longevity, The Means of Prolonging Life, Will as a Means of Prolonging Life, The Cure for Old Age). III) The Immortal Body (Life in the Coffin, The Religion of the Grave, Against Cremation). IV) The Life of So-Called Inanimate Matter. V) A Living Being is Always Living. VI) The Great Terror of Our Lives (Its Origin, The Sentiment of the End, Death from a Logical Standpoint). VII) Life as an Artificial Creation (Homunculi of Yesterday and To-Morrow, Artificial Life and Automata, Creation of Living Matter). VIII) For the Lovers of Life. Appendix. Press Opinions.
Jean Finot (1858-1922) was a French sociologist and journalist.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: John Lane, The Bodley Head
Keywords: life, death, mortality, longevity, homunculi, philosophy, science,
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