Reli. Notes 3

Reli. Notes 3 - Different fundamental perspectives on human...

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Different fundamental perspectives on human existence: o Materialism: No individual life after death o Dualism: Body dies, but immortality of the soul o Psychosomatic unity: Resurrection of the body after death Life after death: o Idea prevalent throughout history (ex. Neanderthals, elephants, ancient Egypt) o Development of ideas in ancient Greece Homer’s epics offer no beneficial afterlife for living a moral life The shadow of the dead simply goes to Underworld Shadow called the psyche Hades was final destination for all dead, gloomy, unpleasant o Later, idea that one could train/ prepare the soul for the afterlife Plato advocated reincarnation Believed in distinction of body and soul in Phaedo (told of death of Socrates)
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2011 for the course RELI 125 taught by Professor Styers during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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