Publications

Additional publication information can be seen in our official Results Report. Any omissions are accidental.

Is There Life After Death? (2015). [Sponsored content on Slate. Several essays by sub-grantees]

Arzy, S., and Idel, M. (2015). Kaballah: A Neurocognitive Approach to Mystical Experience (Yale University Press).

Arzy, S., and Michael Peer, Roy Salomon, Ilan Goldberg, and Olaf Blanke (2015). “Brain System for Mental Orientation in Space, Time, and Person”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 11072–11077. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1504242112

Arzy, S., and Noam Saadon-Grosman, Zohar Tal, Eyal Itshayek, and Amir Amedi (2015). “Discontinuity of Cortical Gradients Reflects Science Impairment”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 16024–16029 (2015). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1506214112

Avnur, Y. (2018). On Losing Your Self in Your Afterlife. In I. Dalferth (Ed.), Self or No-Self? The Debate about Selflessness and the Sense of Self. Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck.

Barberia, I., Oliva, R., Bourdin, P., & Slater, M. (2018). Virtual mortality and near-death experience after a prolonged exposure in a shared virtual reality may lead to positive life-attitude changes. PLOS ONE, 13(11), e0203358. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203358

Bellantuono, A. J., Bridge, D., & Martínez, D. E. (2015). Hydra as a tractable, long-lived model system for senescence. Invertebrate Reproduction & Development, 59(sup1), 39-44. doi:10.1080/07924259.2014.938196

Belshaw, C. (2015). Immortality, Memory and Imagination. The Journal of Ethics, 19(3), 323-348. doi:10.1007/s10892-015-9203-8

Belshaw, C. (2016). Victims. In M. Cholbi (Ed.), Immortality and the Philosophy of Death: Rowman & Littlefield.

Bourdin, P., Barberia, I., Oliva, R., & Slater, M. (2017). A Virtual Out-of-Body Experience Reduces Fear of Death. PLOS ONE, 12(1), e0169343. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169343

Bradley, B. (2015). How Should We Feel About Death? Philosophical Papers, 44(1), 1-14. doi:10.1080/05568641.2015.1014537

Bradley, B. (2015). Existential Terror. The Journal of Ethics, 19(3), 409-418. doi:10.1007/s10892-015-9204-7

Burley, M. (2015). “The End of Immortality!” Eternal Life and the Makropulos Debate. The Journal of Ethics, 19(3), 305-321. doi:10.1007/s10892-015-9205-6

Burley, M. (2016). Eternal Life as an Exclusively Present Possession: Perspectives from Theology and the Philosophy of Time. Sophia, 55(2), 145-161. doi:10.1007/s11841-015-0491-z

Burley, M. (2016). Dislocating the Eschaton? Appraising Realized Eschatology. Sophia. doi:10.1007/s11841-016-0534-0

Byerly, T. R., & Silverman, E. J. (Eds.). (2017). Paradise Understood: New Philosophical Essays about Heaven. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Clark, K. J., and Joshua Rottman, Liqi Zhu, Wen Wang, Rebecca Seston Schillaci, and Deborah Kelemen (2016), “Cultural Influences on the Teleological Stance: Evidence from China”, Religion, Brain & Behavior 0: 1-10. DOI: 10.1080/2153599X.2015.1118402

Davis, J. K. (2016). Four Ways Life Extension will Change Our Relationship with Death. Bioethics, 30(3), 165-172. doi:10.1111/bioe.12161

Davis, J. K. (2018) New Methuselahs: The Ethics of Life Extension. MIT Press.

Demetriou, D. (2015). Civic Immortality: The Problem of Civic Honor in Africa and the West. The Journal of Ethics, 19(3), 257-276. doi:10.1007/s10892-015-9206-5

Demetriou, D., and Wingo A.H. (2018). The Ethics of Racist Monuments. In D. Boonin (ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy, Palgrave Macmillan.

Eshleman, A. (2016). The afterlife: beyond belief. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 80(2), 163-183. doi:10.1007/s11153-016-9565-2

Ferrero, L. (2015). Agency, Scarcity, and Mortality. The Journal of Ethics, 19(3), 349-378. doi:10.1007/s10892-015-9207-4

Finocchiaro, P., & Sullivan, M. (2016). Yet Another “Epicurean” Argument. Philosophical Perspectives, 30(1), 135-159. doi:10.1111/phpe.12081

Fischer, J. M. (2019). Death, Immortality, and Meaning in Life, Oxford University Press.

Fischer, J., & Mitchell-Yellin, B. (2016). Near-Death Experiences: Understanding Visions of the Afterlife: Oxford University Press.

Fischer, J. M., & Brueckner, A. (2014). Accommodating Counterfactual Attitudes: A Further Reply to Johansson. The Journal of Ethics, 18(1), 19-21. doi:10.1007/s10892-013-9157-7

Fischer, J. M., & Brueckner, A. (2014). The Mirror-Image Argument: An Additional Reply to Johansson. The Journal of Ethics, 18(4), 325-330. doi:10.1007/s10892-014-9159-0

Fischer, J. M., & Brueckner, A. (2014). The Evil of Death: A Reply to Yi. Philosophia, 42(3), 741-748. doi:10.1007/s11406-014-9543-9

Fischer, J. M., & Brueckner, A. L. (2014). Prenatal and Posthumous Non-Existence: A Reply to Johansson. The Journal of Ethics, 18(1), 1-9. doi:10.1007/s10892-013-9155-9

Fischer, J. M., & Mitchell-Yellin, B. (2014). Immortality and Boredom. The Journal of Ethics, 18(4), 353-372. doi:10.1007/s10892-014-9172-3

Garfield, J. L., Nichols, S., Rai, A. K., & Strohminger, N. (2015). Ego, Egoism and the Impact of Religion on Ethical Experience: What a Paradoxical Consequence of Buddhist Culture Tells Us About Moral Psychology. The Journal of Ethics, 19(3), 293-304. doi:10.1007/s10892-015-9210-9

Gilmore, C. (2015). Personal Identity, Consciousness, and Joints in Nature. The Journal of Ethics, 19(3), 443-466. doi:10.1007/s10892-015-9211-8

Gilmore, C. (2016). The metaphysics of mortals: death, immortality, and personal time. Philosophical Studies, 173(12), 3271-3299. doi:10.1007/s11098-016-0663-x

Gray, K, and Wegner, D.M. (2016). The Mind Club: Who Thinks, Feels, and Why It Matters. New York: Viking Press.

Katz, J., Saadon-Grosman, N., & Arzy, S. (2017). The life review experience: Qualitative and quantitative characteristics. Consciousness and Cognition, 48, 76-86. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2016.10.011

Kinsella, M. (2016). Near-Death Experiences and Networked Spirituality: The Emergence of an Afterlife Movement. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 85(1), 168-198. doi:10.1093/jaarel/lfw037

Lifshin, U., Greenberg, J., Weise, D., & Soenke, M. (2016). It’s the End of the World and I Feel Fine. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42(1), 104-117. doi:10.1177/0146167215616800

Martínez, D. E., & Bridge, D. (2012). Hydra, the everlasting embryo, confronts aging. International Journal of Developmental Biology, 56(6-7-8), 479-487.

Melamed, Y. (under review). Spinoza on Death, Temporality & the Imagination.

Mitchell-Yellin, B., & Fischer, J. M. (2014). The near-death experience argument against physicalism: A critique. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 21(7-8), 158-183.

Mitchell-Yellin, B. (2016). The Significance of an Afterlife. In J. K. Davis (Ed.), Ethics at the End of Life: New Issues and Arguments: Routledge.

Mosser, C. (2014). An Exotic Flower? Calvin and the Patristic Doctrine of Deification. In M. Parsons (Ed.), Reformation Faith: Exegesis and Theology in the Protestant Reformations. Milton Keynes: Paternoster.

Mosser, C. (2015). Deification: A truly ecumenical concept. Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought.

Nagasawa, Y., & Matheson, B. (Eds.). (2017). The Palgrave Handbook of the Afterlife: Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Nyhof, M. et al. (2014). “Vital Energy and Afterlife: Implications for Cognitive Science of Religion”, Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto) 25, doi: 10.1590/1982-43272561201502

Parnia, S. (2014). Death and consciousness––an overview of the mental and cognitive experience of death. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1330(1), 75-93. doi:10.1111/nyas.12582

Parnia, S., Spearpoint, K., de Vos, G., Fenwick, P., Goldberg, D., Yang, J., . . . Schoenfeld, E. R. (2014). AWARE—AWAreness during REsuscitation—A prospective study. Resuscitation, 85(12), 1799-1805. doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.09.004

Rowlands, M. (2015). The Immortal, the Intrinsic and the Quasi Meaning of Life. The Journal of Ethics, 19(3), 379-408. doi:10.1007/s10892-015-9212-7

Schaible, R., Scheuerlein, A., Dańko, M. J., Gampe, J., Martínez, D. E., & Vaupel, J. W. (2015). Constant mortality and fertility over age in Hydra. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(51), 15701-15706. doi:10.1073/pnas.1521002112

Schwitzgebel, E. (2015, Jan/Feb 2015). Out of the Jar. The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, 128, 118-128.

Schwitzgebel, E. (2015). The Tyrant’s Headache. Sci Phi Journal(3).

Schwitzgebel, E. (2015). The Momentary Sage. The Dark, 38-43.

Schwitzgebel, E. (2015, October). The Dauphin’s Metaphysics. Unlikely Story.

Schwitzgebel, E. (2016). Philosophers recommend science fiction. In S. Schneider (Ed.), Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence (2 ed.): Wiley-Blackwell.

Schwitzgebel, E. (2016). Reinstalling Eden: Happiness on a Hard Drive. In S. Schneider (Ed.), Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence (2 ed.): Wiley-Blackwell.

Schwitzgebel, E. (2016, July). Fish Dance. Clarkesworld, 118.

Segal, A. (2018). Why Live Forever? What Metaphysics Can Contribute. Erkenntnis 83(2), 185-204. doi: 10.1007/s10670-017-9885-3

Solomon, S., Greenberg, J., & Pyszczynski, T. (2016). The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life: Random House.

Sullivan, M. (2018). Time Biases: A Theory of Rational Planning and Personal Persistence. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Timmerman, T. (2015). Why lament a bad death? The Philosophers' Magazine(69), 44-50.

Timmerman, T. (2016). Your death might be the worst thing ever to happen to you (but maybe you shouldn’t care). Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 46(1), 18-37. doi:10.1080/00455091.2015.1125249

Timmerman, T. (2016). Reconsidering Categorical Desire Views. In M. Cholbi (Ed.), Immortality and the Philosophy of Death.

Timmerman, T. (2017). Near-Death Experiences: Understanding Visions of the Afterlife: Review of Fischer and Mitchell-Yellin. The Philosophical Quarterly, doi:10.1093/pq/pqx003

Timmerman, T. (2017). Avoiding the Asymmetry Problem. Ratio, 31 (1), 88-102. doi:10.1111/rati.12159

Timpe, K. (2015). An Argument for Limbo. The Journal of Ethics, 19(3), 277-292. doi:10.1007/s10892-015-9208-3

Van Dyke, C. (2015). Perfect Happiness and the Limits of Human Nature. In J. Kvanvig (Ed.), Oxford Studies in the Philosophy of Religion (Vol. 6), doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722335.001.0001

Van Dyke, C. (2014). I See Dead People: Disembodied Souls and Aquinas’s ‘Two-Person’Problem., Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy (Vol. 2), doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718468.001.0001.

Van Dyke, C. (2018). The Phenomenology of Immortality. In M. Cameron (Ed.), The History of the Philosophy of Mind. Vol. 2: Boethius to Scotus: Routledge.

Van Dyke, C. (in progress). Aquinas on Happiness: Immortality and the Afterlife.

Wingo, A. H. (2015). The Immortals in Our Midst: Why Democracies in Africa Need Them. The Journal of Ethics, 19(3), 237-255. doi:10.1007/s10892-015-9209-2

Wingo, A. H. (2016). Life and Death: Democracy and Civic Honor. In L. M. Johnson & D. Demetriou (Eds.), Honor in the Modern World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Rowman & Littlefield.

Wrathall, M. A. (2015). Trivial Tasks that Consume a Lifetime: Kierkegaard on Immortality and Becoming Subjective. The Journal of Ethics, 19(3), 419-441. doi:10.1007/s10892-015-9213-6

Ziegler, P. G. (2016). Eternal God, Eternal Life: Theological Investigations into the Concept of Immortality: Bloomsbury T&T Clark.


Also, see Michael Cholbi's L.A. Review of Books review of John Fischer and Ben Mitchell-Yellin's book on near-death experiences.