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Mind, Death and Immortality (PHIL08)
16th May 2020
The subject of Mind, Death and Immortality falls naturally into three areas: the nature of the mind, the concept of death and its implications, and beliefs concerning life after death. The first of these topics is looked at from the perspective of dualism (that the body and soul are distinct) and materialism (that mind/soul can be accounted for as the activity of the brain). The concept of death looks at what death involves and our social taboo concerning the subject. Finally, life after death examines different religious perspectives on what happens after we die. All three themes are united in a desire to understand what is meant, if anything, by the ‘soul’.
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