A note on Huemer’s Claim to immortality
Keywords:existence, immortality, infinitesimals, infinity, probability, recurrence
According to Huemer (2019), existence is evidence of immortality, provided past time is infinite. The argument is based on, inter alia, an alleged contradiction between the fact of one’s existence now and its improbability. I suggest that Huemer’s argument is flawed in equating the infinitesimally small with its limit value, and in assuming a philosophically significant difference between the a priori probability of the occurrence of a unique incarnation and that of anyone among an infinite number.
Huemer, M. 2019. Existence is evidence of immortality. Nous, online 23 April,
Copyright (c) 2021 Inge-Bert Täljedal
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Base available in www.periodicos.ufsc.br.