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PhilRel notes- - Empirical evidence for conscious life without the brain 1 Near Death Experiences Three questions When do the experiences take

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Empirical evidence for conscious life without the brain? Empirical evidence for conscious life without the brain? 1. Near Death Experiences 1. Apparitions 2. The phenomena of mental mediumship Two related questions: Are any such experiences veridical ? Are they best explained as communications from departed spirits? The Edgar Vandy case Three questions: When do the experiences take place? Is the brain functioning in any way at that time? Is any of the content of NDEs true?
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Possible explanations Possible explanations 1. Fraud 2. Lucky “hits” 3. Telepathic communication with the dead. 4. Telepathic communication with the living.
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Will my conscious life continue after death? Another side of the same question: Will it be  my  conscious life?   Leads to a very general question: What is the nature of  personal identity across  time ? Numerical identity vs. similarity The kleenex box analogy. Identical twins are not (numerically) identical!
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course PHIL 1600 taught by Professor Wesleymorriston during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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PhilRel notes- - Empirical evidence for conscious life without the brain 1 Near Death Experiences Three questions When do the experiences take

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