Philosophia Christi 14 (2):439-450 (2012)

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Jonathan J. Loose
School of Advanced Study, University of London
Abstract
Ontological dualism is energetically resisted by a range of Christian scholars including philosophers such as Baker and Corcoran who defend accounts of human persons based on material constitution. Whilst Baker’s view fails to account for diachronic identity, Corcoran’s account of life after death makes use of Zimmerman’s problematic “Falling Elevator Model.” It is argued that Zimmerman’s recent reassessment of the model overestimates its value for materialists. In fact, the model generates either a fatal encounter with the nature of identity, or absurdity. A lack of alternatives is illustrated by anticriterialist proposals. Thus it seems materialism and resurrection belief remain incompatible.
Keywords Resurrection, Animalism, Constitution, Metaphysics
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DOI 10.5840/pc201214235
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