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Beyond Death: Evidence for Life After Death

Almeder, Robert

 Almeder, a philosopher, has written this book to acquaint the general reader with the evidence supporting belief in some form of life after death. He attempts to confront "the strongest objections to all the best evidence presently available," and he concludes that "it is more reasonable to believe in some form of life after death than it is to believe in nothing after death" (p. vii). In an interesting Introduction he describes some personal experiences with mediums that led him to abandon some long-held theories about the limitations of knowledge. There are five chapters. One is on reincarnation, in which he examines the best evidence, primarily cases studied by Ian Stevenson. The second is on several apparitional cases. OBEs are the subject of Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 is on postmortem communications, emphasizing the mediumship of Mrs. Piper and Mrs. Willett. In a brief conclusion he argues that it is the aggregate of the evidence available that compels belief rather than isolated cases or types of evidence. In an appendix he discusses and attempts to refute "other skeptical considerations." Chapters 1-4 each end with a list of recommended readings.
Publisher Information:Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas, 1987. 100p. Chap bibl; Chap notes; Name Ind: 97-98; Subject Ind: 99-100
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