Hell, Heaven, Neither, or Both: the Afterlife and Sider’s Puzzle
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Theodore Sider’s puzzle in Hell and Vagueness has generated some interesting responses in the past few years. In this paper, I explore yet another possible solution out of the conundrum. This solution implies three ways of denying a binary conception of the afterlife. I argue that while these solutions might first seem tenable, they might still succumb to a Sideresque revenge puzzle.
KeywordsTheodore Sider Hell Divine judgment Vagueness Gappy afterlife Glutty afterlife Many-states afterlife
An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Philosophical Association of Philippines-Pagarubangan 2016 Conference. My thanks go to the organizers and participants for their useful comments and suggestions. Several people have helped in developing the main points of the present version. My thanks go to Hazel Biana, Robert James Boyles, Mark Joseph Calano, Aaron Cotnoir, Mark Anthony Dacela, Dennis Edralin, James Franklin, Adrianne John Galang, Brian Garrett, Alan Hajek, Rhommel Hernandez, Dante Leoncini, Napoleon Mabaquiao, Graham Priest, Luis Sembrano, Theodore Sider, Benito Teehankee, and the anonymous referees of this journal.
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