Keith Augustine

Brief Biography of

Name: Keith Augustine
Born: 1976
Title: Executive Director & Editor-in-Chief, Internet Infidels
Education:

  • M.A. Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park, 2001
  • B.A. Philosophy, University of Maryland, College Park, 1998

Books:

Chapters:

  • "Near-Death Experiences are Not Evidence for Either Atheism or Theism" in Theism and Atheism: Opposing Arguments in Philosophy ed. Joseph W. Koterski and Graham Oppy (Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2019): 594-596.
  • "Introduction" in The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case Against Life After Death ed. Michael Martin and Keith Augustine (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015): 1-47.
  • "The Dualist's Dilemma: The High Cost of Reconciling Neuroscience with a Soul" in The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case Against Life After Death ed. Michael Martin and Keith Augustine (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015): 203-292.
  • "Near-Death Experiences are Hallucinations" in The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case Against Life After Death ed. Michael Martin and Keith Augustine (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015): 529-569.

Articles:

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Keith Augustine is Executive Director and Scholarly Paper Editor of Internet Infidels. He holds a masters degree in philosophy and has special interest in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and history of philosophy. In addition to various articles published on the Secular Web, he has contributed to Skeptic magazine and the Journal of Near-Death Studies. He is currently coediting an anthology with Michael Martin titled The Myth of Afterlife: The Case Against Life After Death, and subsequently intends to complete a cross-cultural survey of disbelief in an afterlife throughout human history for the Secular Web.

For more, see his bio and his author page in the Secular Web Library.


Published on the Secular Web


Death and the Meaning of Life

If a sentient God existed, Augustine argues, then the value that he would attribute to our lives would not be the same as the value that we find in living and thus would be irrelevant. Therefore, we must create our own meaning for our lives regardless of whether or not our lives serve some higher purpose.

Keith Augustine Immortality

[This essay was originally published in Vol. 5, No. 2 of Skeptic Magazine in 1997. The version presented here has been significantly expanded.] The Case Against Immortality by Keith Augustine But in the present state of psychology and physiology, belief in immortality can, at any rate, claim no support from science, and such arguments as […]