I Know I Will Die, But I Will Live Forever: Stephen Cave’s “Immortality.”

We all know we will die, yet we cannot possibly comprehend it: an inevitability that cannot possibly be inevitable. This is the “Mortality Paradox,” and, according to Stephen Cave’s fantastic short book, Immortality, it underlies everything—from art to biology to civilization itself. Cave, a PhD in metaphysics and a former diplomat for the British Foreign Service, structures […]