- Ontological dualism is energetically resisted by a range of Christian scholars including philosophers such as Baker and Corcoran who defend accounts of human persons based on material constitution.
- Whilst Baker’s view fails to account for diachronic identity, Corcoran’s account of life after death makes use of Zimmerman’s problematic “Falling Elevator Model.”
- It is argued that Zimmerman’s recent reassessment of the model overestimates its value for materialists. In fact, the model generates either a fatal encounter with the nature of identity, or absurdity.
- A lack of alternatives is illustrated by anti-criterialist proposals. Thus it seems materialism and resurrection belief remain incompatible.
- For the paper, see Web Link.
- Sub-title "The Continuing Incompatibility of Materialism and Resurrection Belief".
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