Afterlife

[Revised entry by William Hasker and Charles Taliaferro on December 18, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] One of the points where there is a significant, long-lasting intersection of the
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[Revised entry by William Hasker and Charles Taliaferro on December 18, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] One of the points where there is a significant, long-lasting intersection of the interests of many philosophers with the interests of many people of all kinds and conditions concerns the nature and significance of death. How should we understand the mortality of all living things and, closer to home, how should we understand our own mortality? Is it possible for persons to survive biological death? This is a topic that has occupied both analytic and continental philosophy in the twentieth century (e.g., Fred Feldman, Martin Heidegger). When the topic of death is ignored or denied in popular...

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