Philpres - Chapter 21- Time, Death and Everlasting Life The...

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Chapter 21- Time, Death and Everlasting Life The universe is finite in space in and time The fact that we are spatially limited means that we have neighbors around us; but the universe has no neighbors God has NO environment unless an internal one he is either infinite or finite If we were the total universe or deity we should not be “we”; and so our spatial limitedness is analytic The individual is to leave to others all but a few of the actual attitudes, beliefs, patterns of living. Temporal and spatial finitude have in some respects the same truistic meaning Something that has “ceased to exist” is apparently not only limited in scope, it even appears not to exist at all. The word “nothing” and the word “Washington” clearly do not have the same referent , even now “Washington” is not a non-entity Death is not a sheer destruction, the turning of being into not being. Whatever death may mean it cannot mean that a man is something real and then something unreal
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PHI 337 taught by Professor Twaddell during the Spring '08 term at Thomas More KY.

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