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What Is Eternity?

  • Peter Hulsroj
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

Two types of eternity exists: everlastingness and atemporality. On Earth only everlastingness is possible. But everlastingness comes with a possible price of boredom and endless repeat. It is hard to understand what atemporality would mean for humans, and whether our interest in continuation of consciousness is served by atemporality, given that humans are steeped in temporality. There is also a question on whether an atemporal god will be tolerant of the everlasting, and everlasting immortality will in any event not be everlasting in an absolute sense, since the time-dependence will mean that death can be chosen. Only the atemporal can jump off a cliff and not die a definitive death.

Keywords

Water Buffalo Jigsaw Puzzle Eternal Life Religious Thinking Great Philosopher 
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Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Hulsroj
    • 1
  1. 1.ViennaAustria

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