Daily Archives: May 10, 2018

Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 24: Names

https://pixabay.com/en/name-butterfly-nameplate-children-372190/ *** NAMES *** Who are these saved souls? Forese names them for Dante. No reason not to. *** NOTE: Dante’s friend Forese Donati names several saved souls here. There is no reason not to. In the Inferno, many sinners … Continue reading

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Zen Stories

When Zen master Hakuin was a young Zen student, he learned that hidden virtue is rewarded. He was traveling with two older monks; all three travelers were carrying baggage. While he walked, Hakuin meditated. One of the older Zen monks … Continue reading

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NOTES on John Baillie (1886-1960): I am Immortal

One philosopher who argues from a Judeo-Christian standpoint that we are immortal is John Baillie, who was born in Scotland in 1886 and who died in 1960 after a long career in philosophy and theology. During his long career, he … Continue reading

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NOTES on St. Paul (circa 5 BCE-circa 67 CE): The Resurrection of the Body

Bertrand Russell and other philosophers, including Corliss Lamont, mounted a formidable attack against immortality by using what we can call the Argument from Dependency. Basically, Russell argued that our personality (including habits and memories) is so dependent upon our brain … Continue reading

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NOTES on Peter Geach (1916-2013): Dualism Rejected But Survival Affirmed

Peter Geach (born 1916) is a philosopher who believes that we can survive death. However, in his book God and the Soul(1969), he takes a different approach from that taken by Curt John Ducasse and Robert Almeder. Geach rejects the … Continue reading

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