Philosophy of Afterlife Workshop

February 23, 2018
University of Birmingham

Room N334, Gisbert Kapp Building
University of Birmingham
Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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Saint Louis University
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München


University of Birmingham

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Professor Yujin Nagasawa at the University of Birmingham and Dr. Benjamin Matheson at Stockholm University  have recently edited Palgrave Handbook of the Afterlife (, which provides a sophisticated, scholarly overview of the most advanced thought regarding the idea of life after death. Its comprehensive coverage encompasses historical, religious, philosophical and scientific perspectives on afterlife beliefs.

The Philosophy of Afterlife Workshop will launch the book with three of the contributors, who will present their cutting-edge research on the philosophy of afterlife.

Workshop Programme:

1.00 – 2.10: Helen De Cruz (Oxford Brookes University), ‘What do Philosophers Think about the Afterlife?: An Empirical Study’

2.10 – 2.20: Break

2.20 – 3.30: Ben Matheson (Stockholm University), ‘The Problem of Blameworthiness in Heaven’

3.30 – 3.50: Refreshments

3.50 – 5.00: Mikel Burley (University of Leeds), ‘Rebirth/Reincarnation as a Topic for Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion


Room N334, Gisbert Kapp Building  (Building G8 on the campus map:, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

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