Death and Consciousness

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-26
  • Publisher: McFarland Publishing

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Does bodily death constitute the complete destruction of a person? The first part of this scholarly book defends the view that the nature of man and the world he encounters implies survival of death as a conceptual possibility. The second part considers the empirical evidence for concluding that at least some persons have survived death. A new kind of understanding, among readers, might result from following the concepts logically developed in this work. It applies real life terminology and experience to the interpretation of death survival experiences.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Scope and Method of the Studyp. 1
The Case Against Belief in Survivalp. 5
The Nature of the Selfp. 10
The Role of the Bodyp. 23
Is Consciousness Produced by the Brain?p. 28
A Conception of Surviving in Another Worldp. 41
Science and the Paranormalp. 67
Out-of-the-Body Experiencep. 71
Death-Bed Experiencesp. 95
Apparitions and Hauntingsp. 104
Mental Mediumshipp. 120
Claimed Memories of Prior Livesp. 155
God and Christianityp. 169
Concluding Remarksp. 176
Notesp. 183
Indexp. 191
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