“Immortality and Infinity” with Adrian Moore
Would you want to live forever? In this talk Adrian Moore will ask whether the prospect of a never-ending life, of broadly the same kind as our current life, would be an attractive one or a repugnant one. He will also argue that there are certain tricks that can be played with the concept of infinity that enable us to address the letter of this question, if not perhaps its spirit.
Thursday, 24 October at 5:30pm, Tanner Room, Linacre College
Adrian Moore is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford, and Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy and Vice-Principal of St Hugh’s College. His publications include: The Infinite (1990, 3rd edn 2019); Points of View (1997); Noble in Reason, Infinite in Faculty: Themes and Variations in Kant’s Moral and Religious Philosophy (2003); and The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics: Making Sense of Things (2012). In 2016 he wrote and presented the series A History of The Infinite on BBC Radio 4.