Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul

“In 1928, Miss Edith Zweybruck established the Foerster Lectureship to honor the memory of her sister Agnes A. Foerster and her brother-in-law Constantine E. A. Foerster. Miss Zweybruck requested that lectures be given “on the immortality of the soul or other kindred subjects. Such lecture is not to form a part of the regular college course and shall be delivered by some person especially qualified therefore and especially appointed for the purpose.” Oliver Sacks, Thomas S. Kuhn, Aldous Huxley, and Paul Tillich have delivered Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul.”

"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil." -- Socrates as quoted by Plato in "Phaedo"


A Neanderthal Perspective on Human Origins Svante Pääbo 2014
Considering Dogs Alexandra Horowitz 2013
The Quest for Heaven is Local: How Spiritual Experience is Shaped by Social Life Tanya Luhrmann 2013
Happiness and Ultimate Good Peter Singer 2012
A Passion for Waiting: Messianism, History, and the Jews Leon Wieseltier 2012
From Salvation to Spirituality Susumu Shimazono 2010
Explaining Transformation: Material Miracles and Their Theorists in the Later Middle Ages Carolyn Walker Bynum 2009
Thinking about Religion, Belief, and Politics Talal Asad 2008
God’s Problem and Human Solutions: How the Bible Explains Suffering Bart Ehrman 2008
Equal Liberty of Conscience: Roger Williams and the Roots of a Constitutional Tradition Martha Nussbaum 2006
The Quest for Consciousness: A Neurobiological Approach Christof Koch 2006
Being No One: Consciousness, the Phenomenal Self, and the First-Person Perspective Thomas Metzinger 2004
The Soul of Brutes: A Sixteenth Century Debate Carlo Ginzburg 2004
Trobriand Rebirth and the Fate of the Soul: An Old Debate Revisited Gananath Obeyesekere 2003
The Hope of Heaven: A Spiritual Universe Robert Merrihew Adams 2002
Body and Soul in Plato and Descartes Sarah Broadie 2000
Composing Life after Death Jonathan Harvey 1998
The Place of Consciousness Robert Nozick 1998
Virtue, Deed and Word – Confucian Paths to Immortality Tu Weiming 1996
Awakenings Revisited Oliver Sacks 1994
Sacrifice, Surplus and the Soul Romila Thapar 1992
Heaven Is No Holiday – Eternal Life in the View of the Sufis and of Muhammad Iqbal Annemarie Schimmel 1991
Physical Theory, Brain Theory, Theories of Everything Gerald Edelman 1989
Christian Platonism Henry Chadwick 1987
How to Become Immortal without Really Trying: Taoism and the Nature of Ritual Kristofer M. Schipper 1985
Ancient Near Eastern Concepts of Life after Death: A Background of the Judeo-Christian Tradition Wilfred Lambert 1984
The Immortality of the Soul Among North American Indians Ake Hultkranz 1983
Former Lives, or the Man Who Met the People in His Dream Wendy O’Flaherty 1982
Personality Post-Mortem: Psychological States Attributed to the Deceased George Devereux 1981
Mortal Neurons, Immortal Monads Jerome Y. Lettvin 1979
The Spirituality of Man’s Nature Elizabeth Anscombe 1979
The Soul and the Land of the Dead: South Asian Views Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf 1978
Ancient Egyptian Ideas on the Reunion of Soul and Body Erik Hornung 1978
Does Knowledge Grow? Thomas S. Kuhn 1976
Reflections on Science and Human Rationality Stefan Amerdamski 1976
Space as an Image of Time Rudolf Arnheim 1975
Computers and the Mind Seymour Papert 1973
The Makropoulos Case Bernard A. Williams 1972
Participatory Evolution, the Drive of Creation Charles Birch 1971
The Biology of Dreaming as an Approach to the Mind Michel Jouvet 1969
The Brain and the Soul Sir John C. Eccles 1969
Eternal Life and Social Action Now James A. Pike 1963
Mind Fossils, Human Culture, and Eternity Loren C. Eiseley 1962
The Meaning of Resurrection Jacques Courvoisier 1961
Matter, Mind, and the Question of Survival Aldous Huxley 1960
Symbols of Eternal Life Paul J. Tillich, 1960
Platonic Trends in Christian Thought and Mysticism Paul Henry 1956
Immortality H. J. Paton 1955
Human Personality and the Possibility of Its Survival C. D. Broad 1954
The Teaching of Immortality in Buddhism G. P. Malalasekera 1953
Pantheism and Personal Immortality Radoslav A. Tsanoff 1951
The Hindu View of Eternal Life T. M. P. Mahadevan 1949
Is a Future Life Possible? Curt John Ducasse 1947
Immortality and Fulfillment Edward Lambe Parsons 1945
Imagination and Immortality Arthur Cushman McGiffert 1944
The Human Soul and the Cosmic Mind William Pepperell Montague 1943
Immortality: The Relativity of Death William Ernest Hocking 1942
Earliest Traces of the Belief in Our Civilization Axel W. Persson 1941
The Immortality of the Soul in Greek Religion and Philosophy Martin P. Nilsson 1940
The Belief in Immortality and the Triumph of Christianity Henri Grégoire 1938
The Spiritual Character of Man and Its Relation to the Philosophy of Politics Fulton J. Sheen 1938
The Hope of Immortality Douglas Clyde McIntosh 1937
The Experience of Immortality Harold E. B. Speight 1936
The Premises of Our Faith in Immortality Willard Learoy Sperry 1935
The Life of the Spirit Walter Goodnow Everett 1934
The Meaning of Death Ralph Barton Perry 1933

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