A Philosophical Critique of Empirical Arguments for by Michael Sudduth

By Michael Sudduth

Sudduth offers a serious exploration of classical empirical arguments for postmortem survival-arguments that purport to teach that info gathered from ostensibly paranormal phenomena represent reliable proof for the survival of the self or person awareness after demise. targeting arguments according to the information of near-death studies, mediumship, and circumstances of the reincarnation variety, he goals to restore the culture of empirical inquiry into lifestyles after loss of life linked to philosophers William James, C.D. extensive, H.H. cost, and C.J. Ducasse. Sudduth proposes to increase the controversy with a singular process. For the 1st time, the conventional arguments are formalized utilizing the instruments of formal epistemology. Sudduth indicates that this technique exposes the Achilles Heel of the classical arguments, a self-defeating dependence on auxiliary assumptions. He extra argues that after reformulated within the gentle of the 'problem of auxiliaries,' long-standing skeptical objections to the classical arguments are proof against conventional survivalist counter-arguments.

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