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" This, then, is the objection to immortality; and the next thing in order for me is to try to make plain to you why I believe that it has in strict logic no deterrent power. I must show you that the fatal consequence is not coercive, as is commonly imagined;... "
Human Immortality: Two Supposed Objections to the Doctrine - Page 26
by William James - 1906 - 126 pages
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Bulletin of the Scientific Laboratories of Denison University, Volume 15

Denison University. Scientific Laboratories - Science - 1910
...wraive for a time. But let us see how a representative psychologist meets this issue. In his own words: I must show you that the fatal consequence is not...on the contrary quite possible, that the life may continue when the brain is dead. When we think of the law that thought is a function of the brain,...
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The Metaphysical Magazine, Volumes 9-10

1899
...life " or "inner life " as a result of the brain is not necessarily a factor against immortality. " I must show you that the fatal consequence is not...our soul's life (as here below it is revealed to us i may be in literal strictness the function of a brain that perishes, yet it is not at all impossible,...
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The philosophy of Ernest Renan, Volume 2

Herman Gustav Adolph Brauer - Philology - 1903 - 379 pages
...Nature, and almost a self-contradiction. Hum. Im., 21. Even though our soul's life (as here below ft is revealed to us) may be in literal strictness the...may still continue when the brain itself is dead." Ibid., 11-12. Note 8. Compare the famous declaration of Huxley: "If there is one thing plainer than...
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The Philosophy of Ernest Renan

Herman Gustav Adolph Brauer - Philology - 1903 - 379 pages
...Nature, and almost a self-contradiction. Hum. Im., 21. Even though our soul's life (as here below il is revealed to us) may be in literal strictness the function of a brain that perishes, yet it la not at all impossible, but on the contrary quite possible, that the life may still continue when...
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Bulletin: Philology and Literature Series, Volume 2

University of Wisconsin - 1903
...Nature, and almost a self-contradiction. Hum. Im., 21. Even though our soul's life (as here below ft is revealed to us) may be in literal strictness the function of a brain that perishes, yet it IB not at all impossible, but on the contrary quite possible, that the life may still continue when...
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What's Next: Or, Shall a Man Live Again?

Immortality - 1906 - 272 pages
...hereafter to what he takes to be his duty of accepting all the conse1quences of a scientific truth? . . . The next thing in order for me is to try to make plain...may still continue when the brain itself is dead. closely into the notion of functional dependence, and ask ourselves, for example, how many kinds of...
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Haeckel's monism false: an examination of 'The riddle of the universe'; 'The ...

Frank Ballard - Monism - 1906 - 605 pages
...has in strict logic no deterrent power' as regards immortality "; that ' even though our soul's life may be in literal strictness the function of a brain...may still continue when the brain itself is dead.' This he proceeds to illustrate by his 'transmission theory,' but it is not necessary that we should...
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The Making of Arguments

John Hays Gardiner - Debates and debating - 1912 - 290 pages
...brain," reasons that therefore when the brain dies and decays, thought and consciousness die, too. This, then, is the objection to immortality ; and...may still continue when the brain itself is dead. The supposed impossibility of its continuing comes from too superficial a look at the admitted fact...
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Is Death the End?: Being a Statement of the Arguments for Immortality; a ...

John Haynes Holmes - Immortality - 1915 - 382 pages
...immortality? And he answers this question at once by declaring, "that, even though our soul's life may be in literal strictness the function of a brain...may still continue when the brain itself is dead. " 2 This position would seem, at first sight, to be inconsistent. But James soon clears the air by...
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Human immortality, two supposed objections to the doctrine. Repr

William James - 1917
...sacrifice, and, sorrowfully or not, according to his temperament, submits to giving up his hopes of heaven.1 This, then, is the objection to immortality ; and...may still continue when the brain itself is dead. The supposed impossibility of its continuing comes from too superficial a look at the admitted fact...
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