Immortality and Truth

  • D. Z. Phillips
Part of the New Studies in the Philosophy of Religion book series (NSPR)


This essay began by posing the question ‘Does belief in immortality rest on a mistake ?’ I suggested that this question is itself based on a mistake, a mistake concerning what are taken to be necessary presuppositions of a belief in immortality. In the last chapter I attempted to show how an alternative account of immortality is possible. Yet, even if philosophers were disposed to accept such an account, they might still want to ask, ‘But is it true?’ Before ending this essay, therefore, it is necessary to enquire what ‘truth’ amounts to in the context of belief in the immortality of the soul.


Religious Belief Alternative Account Family Reunion Religious Believer Empirical Proposition 
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© D. Z. Phillips 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Z. Phillips
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  1. 1.University College of SwanseaUK

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