Cartesian Dualism and the Intermediate State: A Reply to Turner Jr

Forum: Supplement to Acta Philosophica 5 (1):269-281 (2019)
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Abstract

In this paper, I propose to analyse two objections raised by Turner Jr in his paper “On Two Reasons Christian Theologians Should Reject The Intermediate State” in order to show that the intermediate state is an incoherent theory. As we shall see, the two untoward consequences that he mentions do not imply a metaphysical or logical contradiction. Consequently, I shall defend an Intermediate State and I shall propose briefly one metaphysical conception of the human being able to reply to Turner Jr’s objections.

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Alejandro Pérez
Catholic University of Louvain

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