Academic Year 2008-2009

Event Title

What It’s Like to be Dead: Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Philosophers on the Possibility of Disembodied Experience

Disciplines

Ancient Philosophy | Philosophy

Description

Is it possible for a person to survive the biological death of his or her body? If so, what sort of experiences would be possible for a disembodied person? This lecture provided a concise survey of influential responses to these questions, drawing from ancient, medieval, and early modern philosophical sources.

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What It’s Like to be Dead: Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Philosophers on the Possibility of Disembodied Experience

Is it possible for a person to survive the biological death of his or her body? If so, what sort of experiences would be possible for a disembodied person? This lecture provided a concise survey of influential responses to these questions, drawing from ancient, medieval, and early modern philosophical sources.