- This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note 'Disembodied Existence1' during my Thesis research, as from 2011.
- For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above.
Write-up2 (as at 22/04/2018 23:21:07): Disembodied Existence
- As an Animalist4, I don’t hold out much hope for disembodied existence for such beings as ourselves.
- It is true that most people, most of the time, seem to have thought it possible – or even certain. Presumably it is closely related to the view that we are – or at least have – immortal souls5 that survive the death of our bodies. Maybe there are alternative “possibilities6”.
- I’m not sure this is worth spending much time on, other than as a sub-plot of the investigation that we might be souls in Chapter_027 (“What Are We8?”). However, a study-list might include:-
- "Carter (William) - Plantinga on Disembodied Existence", Carter
- "Drange (Theodore M.) - Conceptual Problems Confronting a Totally Disembodied Afterlife", Drange
- "Hospers (John) - Is the Notion of Disembodied Existence Intelligible?", Hospers
- "Penelhum (Terence) - Survival and Disembodied Existence", Penelhum
- "Perrett (Roy W.) - Disembodied Existence", Perrett
- "Tye (Michael) - On the Possibility of Disembodied Existence", Tye
- "Unger (Peter) - The Problem of Our Unconscious Quality", Unger9
- This is a place-holder10. See the categorised reading-list below.
- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (22/04/2018 23:21:07).
- Link to Latest Write-Up Note.
Footnote 6: But there are worries whether disembodied existence is even coherent for concrete particulars.
- A number of my philosophical Notes are “promissory notes” currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned.
- I’ve decided to add some text – whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive – for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.
- As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance.
- The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists.
Footnote 9: This may not be worth reading, if Lowe’s rubbishing review ("Lowe (E.J.) - Review of Peter Unger's - 'All the Power in the World'") is anything to go by.
Text Colour Conventions (see disclaimer)
- Blue: Text by me; © Theo Todman, 2018