David Hume

Topics: Soul, Metaphysics, Immortality Pages: 2 (743 words) Published: April 8, 2013
David Hume: Life After Death Is Philosophically Unprovable

By: Marisa Engonga

Human beings throughout history have always questioned “heaven”, and whether or not we survive death have always been one of the big questions of human life. However we all clearly acknowledge the fact that we will all die sooner or later, but the belief of a individual person surviving in some sort of sense is still questioned by so many people; and whether this survival involves either reincarnation, an Islamic doctrine that God will resurrect our bodies at some future time, or simply survival outside the physical body is still a mystery. According to David Hume for the question of life after death, he assures that the possibilities of a person surviving death is philosophically Unprovable on which I disagree with him because of the simply fact that there has to be something more after this life, and because 2 follow 1, which I consider a proof to assume that this life is followed by another, an after life.

In his writing titled “ Life After Death Is Philosophically Unprovable”, David Hume claims that human beings do not survive death and that once our body is death so is our mind, and our soul; with that claiming that the immortality of the soul is Unprovable. Hume lists three arguments for his claim: a Metaphysical argument, a Moral argument and a Physical argument. According to the Metaphysical argument, immaterial substances if it even exists, do not entail that our souls survive death; and if animal souls do not survive death, human souls do not either. His second argument, the Moral argument, implies that the survival of the soul is impossible because then it will be cruel to make all our worries and concerns about this life is another eternal life awaits for us, and that eternal punishment does not fit crime. His last argument the physical argument, is supported with four reasons, first he claims that the mind and body go together which then leads to conclude that the...
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