Faith and Philosophy 16 (2):194-212 (1999)

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It is not easy to be a materialist and yet believe that there is a way for human beings to survive death. Peter van Inwagen identifies the central obstacle the materialist faces: Namely, the need to posit appropriate “immanent-causal” connections between my body as it is at death and some living body elsewhere or elsewhen. I offer a proposal, consistent with van Inwagen’s own materialist metaphysics, for making materialism compatible with the possibility of survival
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI 10.5840/faithphil199916220
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