Julian Baggini on Immortality

“Our desire to preserve is a form of denial about our own mortality. The fact that art can endure longer than people has led some to seek a form of proxy-immortality through it. If we accept that art is mortal too, and that nothing is truly permanent, maybe we can see more clearly where the value of art and life is to be found – in experiencing them.”

~ Julian Baggini / The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher