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Active as of Fall Semester 2014

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Immortality and the Afterlife

2. Course Prefix & Number:
PHIL 1417

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

4. Course Description:

This philosophy course examines concepts of the afterlife, personal survival and immortality from the perspectives of religion, philosophy and science. Examination of afterlife beliefs of major world religions will include detailed investigation of concepts of paradise, physical resurrection, reincarnation, and cosmic unity. Philosophical arguments for and against survival as well as analysis of theories of self and mind as seen from the perspectives of dualism, materialism, hypophenomenalism and functionalism will be examined in terms of their relationship to various types of survival; contemporary views derived from near death experiences, quantum physics and probability will also be considered.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): Reading College Level CLC or Reading College Level Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

PHIL 1417 - Immortality and the Afterlife

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

PHIL 1417 - Immortality and the Afterlife

There are no corequisites for this course.