"A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality" Discussion Questions

John Perry
  1. Weirob asks Miller to prove that life after death is possible, not that it is probable. In your own words, what is Weirob asking for and what isn’t she asking for?
  2. What is Weirob’s candy wrapper analogy? How does she use this analogy to object to the view that the same soul always sticks with the same body?
  3. Briefly explain the circle that Miller gets into when he tries to explain what distinguishes actual memory from apparent memory.
  4. Explain the relevance of Julia North for Miller and Cohen’s position. How does Weirob extend the idea of a brain transplant to raise worries for the memory theory?
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