The Philosophy of Long Life 1909 Jean Finot - Death Mortality Science Automata Homunculi Artificial Life

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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.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: John Lane, The Bodley Head
Place: London
Year: 1909

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: life, death, mortality, longevity, homunculi, philosophy, science,

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