<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Caldwell (Christopher M.) - Review - 'Surviving Death' by Mark Johnston (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PaperSummary_15977.htm">Review - 'Surviving Death' by Mark Johnston</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/C/Author_Caldwell (Christopher M.).htm">Caldwell (Christopher M.)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: MetaPsychology On-Line: Jul 13th 2010 (Volume 14, Issue 28)</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PaperSummary_15977.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PaperCitings_15977.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_15/PapersToNotes_15977.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Conclusion</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">Johnston provides a detailed and intricate conception of personal identity and then connects that conception to a particular conception of goodness in a unique and intellectual interesting manner. Ultimately, Johnston is attempting to answer the question of why one should be good if death is the end of a particular identity's existence, which is a standard naturalistic claim. By radically reframing the notions of personal identity and <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_978.htm">life after death</A><SUP>1</SUP>, Johnston is able to provide a unique and conceptually intricate account of how a naturalist can maintain both the importance of living a good life and surviving death. </ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Review of <a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_04/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_4033.htm">Johnston (Mark) - Surviving Death</A>". See <a name="W847W"></a><A HREF = "http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=5642&cn=394" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> for full text.<BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T08:25" pubdate>02/08/2018 08:25:53</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>