Immanent Causation and Life After Death

In G. Gasser (ed.), Personal Identity and Resurrection. Ashgate. pp. 51-66 (2010)
Abstract
The paper concerns the metaphysical possibility of life after death. It argues that the existence of a psychological duplicate is insufficient for resurrection, even if psychological continuity suffices for personal identity. That is because our persistence requires immanent causation. There are at most three ways of having life after death: if we are immaterial souls; if we are snatched bodily from our deathbeds; or if there is immanent causation ‘at a distance’ as Zimmerman proposes--but this requires an ontology of temporal parts.
Keywords resurrection  causation  personal identity
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