A Naturalistic Afterlife
Evolution, Ordinary Existence, Eternity
This book provides a fresh look at one of the most enduring, absorbing, and universal questions human beings face: What happens to us after we die? In secular thought, the standard answer is simple: we disappear into oblivion. David Harmon takes us in a different direction, by making the case that a nonconscious portion of our personality survives death—literally, not figuratively—and explains how this kind of naturalistic afterlife can be emotionally relevant to us while we are still living. Combining insights from the arts, history, philosophy, and science, a compelling argument takes shape for an afterlife without God.
David Harmon is an independent researcher who writes about protected places, biocultural diversity, and secular values. He is the author of In Light of Our Differences: How Diversity in Nature and Culture Makes Us Human, among other books.