Reli. Notes 26

Reli. Notes 26 - No probability for afterlife of reward or...

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Debates over Identity and Conciousness Joseph Priestly: o Irrational to argue for existence of a soul o Christian mortalist: Resurrection will happen as material event Body may change but identity remains permanent God can reconstruct same body in Resurrection o Animals after death: Difference between humans and animals is only in degree John Stuart Mill: o Three Essays on Religion o Dismisses life after death w/o Creator o Evidence that though depends o Support for afterlife: Evil exists No evidence that God is all-loving and all-powerful
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Unformatted text preview: No probability for afterlife of reward or punishment Rather, afterlife will look much like this life William James: o The Varieties of Religious Experience: o Defend religion against modern skeptics o Psychology: Soul is site of human individuality: Substantialist view of soul Soul is useless for psychology and consciousness: Simply an illusory term o Talk of souls: Illusion of an explanation No longer need idea of soul...
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course RELI 125 taught by Professor Styers during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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