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About Immortality
About Immortality

a Socio-Anthropological Approach

Author(s): Delia Ioana Nadolu, Bogdan Nadolu
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Trivent Publishing
Keywords: immortality; extreme longevity; healthy life expectancy; sociological research
Summary/Abstract: From the age of mythology to that of modern science, the idea of immortality has always been a taboo but alluring aspiration. In many popular cultures all over the world there can be found legends about immortal heroes or long-lost times when people enjoyed endless life, but usually as little more than a tantalising hope that perhaps death might be avoided. This paper presents a micro-sociological analysis of desired longevity as expressed by a sample of 137 respondents studied in September 2019, prefaced by a brief anthropological review of the myth of immortality in different cultures.

  • Page Range: 301-312
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English