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Life after Death.

Kant on life after death.
Believed that everyone strived to achieve the "summum bonum"; this is the highest good. It is a state of
virtue where the good are rewarded with happiness. This state is something, in Kant's view that everyone
works towards.

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Evaluation: The theory does not do justice to the way in which humans perceive themselves as a
singular unity that consists of the mind and personality.
Evaluation: The world of the Forms may not exist and therefore if a person rejects this concept then
the whole argument…

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Therefore the materialist believes that consciousness is no more than electro-chemical events within the
brain and therefore the individual person is incapable of surviving after brain death.
Evaluation: The relationship between consciousness and the brain is a mystery to science; some hold
the belief it is due…

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Evaluation: Hick rejects the doctrine of eternal hell because he believes it is
incompatible with the concept of a loving God. He believes that this concept was
developed to be a form of social control and a way of encouraging others to be fearful of
disobeying religious…

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Evaluation: The Jewish scripture are not very clear on whether bodily resurrection actually occurs,
however, the fact that there are examples within scripture where it is referred suggests that it is a
belief held by the religion.
Evaluation: The idea that post-death experience involves some form of…

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makes innocent suffering worthwhile; therefore God would have been better to not have made the
world at all.

Richard Swinburne on the Soul.
Believes that the soul and body become are distinct; the soul is able to survive after death.
He argues that there must be some…

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Discussion Point: However, for both Hindu and Buddhist beliefs the concept of karma
works with perfect justice. It is a natural law, rather than being a form of reward or
punishment chosen by a God. It is irrelevant as to whether the person remembers the deeds


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