© 1995

Philosophy and the Belief in a Life After Death


Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. R. K. W. Paterson
    Pages 1-20
  3. R. K. W. Paterson
    Pages 21-57
  4. R. K. W. Paterson
    Pages 59-101
  5. R. K. W. Paterson
    Pages 103-130
  6. R. K. W. Paterson
    Pages 131-190
  7. R. K. W. Paterson
    Pages 191-211
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 213-223

About this book


This book critically examines the case for and against the belief in personal survival of bodily death. It discusses key philosophical questions. How could a discarnate individual be identified as a person who was once alive? What is the relationship between minds and their brains? Is a 'next world' conceivable? The book also examines classic arguments for the immortality of the soul, and focuses on types of prima facie evidence of survival: near-death experiences, apparitions, mediumistic communications, and ostensible reincarnation cases.


communication concept death experience identity immortality individual life after death philosophy

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  1. 1.University of HullUK

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