Nagel Life After Death Analysis

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In the chapter about death, Nagel explored the meaning of death, what death really means to a personal from the inside and outside, how we look at death in terms of good and bad, and if we should fear it or not. He speaks about death from the scientific and spiritual perspective, and one’s thought process as it relates to both. The most profound part is when he discusses what actually happens to one when they die; the varying perceptions of life after death and is there really a life after death considering you no longer exist. Overall, I found the material to be very interesting and thought provoking; not to say I agree with all of what has been said, but I do agree with some of the questions asked and the fact the we shouldn’t perceive death to be this scary annihilation.
Nagel states “Everybody dies, but not everybody agrees about what
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Can the body die and the soul live on? The Bible says that’s the flesh is merely a device to hold the soul. A lot of religious people believe that souls travel to heaven or hell while the flesh remains intact and is buried below the earth from where it was created. As well as, there are some religions and people that believe that the soul can be reincarnated in to another living organism. Nagel believes that dualism does not exist; however, I’m not sure if I actually agree with him on that one. We have seen with quadriplegics or others that just because the body is totally disconnected with the brain the person doesn’t necessary die. And even when the brain dies it does not mean the person is totally gone. The phrase mind, body, and spirit means a lot to me and I think in the grand scheme of things has something to do with how we perceive death and life after death. It’s different for everyone, and so is
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