REFLECTED VIEW ON THE PERSONAL AFTERLIFE
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The author tries to argue that, from the methodological position of reflected equilibrium, it seems to be reasonable to build a theory of personal identity that enables a person to continue her existence after the biological death of her body. This conclusion is supported by the argument that our practice reflects that our identity-pre-supposing concerns reach beyond biological continuity. We have also good reasons to maintain such concerns and practices. As the best candidate to implement such concerns in a theoretical account of practical identity, he will identify the person-life view, where personal identity depends to a great extent on social conditions. The author also shows how this theory can implement the classical belief in the afterlife, and how it could conceptualize the difference of the afterlife from a physical and a theistic point of view.
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