It is necessary to look at different opinions on what constitutes a person. Hick saw people as a psyche-physical unity so the mind and body cannot be separated. If we are to claim that disembodied existence is a coherent concept, we are required to assert that our mental characteristics, perhaps our memory, is the key to our identity.
Perhaps the only real evidence of disembodied existence can be brought forward through ESP extra sensory perception or the existence of telepathy or clairvoyance. Thus there is no such thing as an immortal soul and so the concept of disembodied existence is incoherent and incomprehensible.
St Paul maintains that after resurrection we change by a spiritual process but are still the same person. He argued for the possibility that our mind may survive the death of our body and exist in a mental world. How could a replica be divinely judged for something they did not do.
Do people have to have physical bodies to exist.
To accept the possibility of disembodied existence, we must believe that the core of our identity is a non-physical soul or mind. However, it must be asked then what is our purpose here on earth. With this in mind, we must run alongside identity with continuity so that we can ask the question, if we do exist after death, how.
Firstly, we have disembodied existence. But perhaps disembodied existence is incoherent. Reincarnation also fails as a plausible theory on existence after death as the reincarnated being bears no resemblance either physically or mental memories of its past lives and therefore in what way can we say that it is the same person who previously existed.
So the question remains that in what way would disembodied existence seem a coherent possibility after death. Since for monists continuity after death must involve bodily continuity, an alternative theory for monists on existence after death is that of resurrection or reincarnation.
And also if there is so much interaction, would the idea of the mind continuing without the body not be seen as illogical.
Of course the main opposition to the belief in the concept of disembodied existence after death will come from the view of the materialists or monists who hold that body and soul are one and are inseparable. This impinges on what kind of existence, if there is any, will occur after death. Reincarnation bases its belief on the immortality of the soul.
The body and mind interact with each other at all times. However, we cannot know for certain that that is the case. The argument against this view is that our soul is still however continuing and able to develop.
But the challenge against this is that there is continuation after death with evidence stemming from the bible. But how can something non-spatial effect something spatial?. The concept of embodied existence is incoherent Theories about life after death all concern whether or not there is a part of the human body which survives the death, specifically the soul, and if it does where or when it goes post death.
The concept of disembodied existence can often be taken by advocates of dualism, the belief that humans consist of a body and soul which are separate and can be separated at death, as a coherent explanation for the question of life after death.
dead lived a bodily existence under the earth. after bc belief changed to the concept of a shadowy after life peopled by diembodied souls.
Greek Dionysius God of wine. first belief in the immortal life of the soul that transferred to the Elysian fields to union with the cult God. 3) self decipline is identified with the agreement over who should rule the city, which is the concept of self-control and knowing ones role, also the concept of "one man, one job"4) Justice, the principle of specialization, the law that all do the job to which they are best suited.
HIS OPINION: LAD is an imaginable concept and could involve disembodied or embodied existence. He compares the afterlife to a dream in that they are similar. It f eels real to us just like a dream and we are not bound by time just like a dream.
In support of the argument that "the concept of disembodied existence is coherent" (i.e. that the mind and the body exist epserately): * This is essentially the argument of any religious person, or anyone else who believes in life after death.The concept of diembodied existence is