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The Paradox of Immortality

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10 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 27 July 2012

The philosopher John Gray reflects on the nature of immortality as expressed by the writer Theodore Powys, 'The longest life may fade and perish but one moment can live and become immortal.' "Powys captures a paradox at the heart of our thinking about death and the afterlife: there's a kind of immortality that only mortals can enjoy."
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Sheila Cook.

  • A POINT OF VIEW: THE PARADOX OF IMMORTALITY

    A POINT OF VIEW:  THE PARADOX OF IMMORTALITY

    John Gray reflects on the paradox of immortality as captured by the writer Theodore Powys, "The longest life may fade and perish but one moment can live and become immortal."

    Read John Gray's article on BBC News website.

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