St. Thomas Aquinas on death and the separated soul

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 91 (4):587-599 (2010)
Since St. Thomas Aquinas holds that death is a substantial change, a popular current interpretation of his anthropology must be mistaken. According to that interpretation – the ‘survivalist’ view – St. Thomas holds that we human beings survive our deaths, constituted solely by our souls in the interim between death and resurrection. This paper argues that St. Thomas must have held the ‘corruptionist’ view: the view that human beings cease to exist at their deaths. Certain objections to the corruptionist view are also met
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2010.01379.x
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 24,422
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Patrick Toner (2014). Hylemorphism, Remnant Persons and Personhood. Canadian Journal of Philosophy 44 (1):76-96.
Eric J. Ettema (2013). Death: 'Nothing' Gives Insight. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 16 (3):575-585.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Patrick Toner (2012). St. Thomas Aquinas on Punishing Souls. International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 71 (2):103-116.
Patrick Toner (2011). On Hylemorphism and Personal Identity. European Journal of Philosophy 19 (3):454-473.
Carl N. Still (2001). Do We Know All After Death? Thomas Aquinas on the Disembodied Soul's Knowledge. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 75:107-119.
Jason T. Eberl (2010). Varieties of Dualism. International Philosophical Quarterly 50 (1):39-56.
Ward E. Jones (2012). The Art of Dying. Philosophical Papers 41 (3):435-454.
Anthony Kenny (1969). Aquinas. Garden City, N.Y., Anchor Books.
Christopher Kaczor (2004). Thomas Aquinas's Commentary on the Ethics. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (3):353-378.
Christina Van Dyke (2009). Not Properly a Person. Faith and Philosophy 26 (2):186-204.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

87 ( #55,305 of 1,924,770 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

10 ( #88,387 of 1,924,770 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.