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Eternity and Personality

Paul Helm

in Eternal God

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780198237259
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597671 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198237251.003.0004
Eternity and Personality

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Considers the argument that nothing that exists timelessly could be a person. But the philosophical idea of a person is itself unclear: different philosophers make different claims. Three main arguments against the idea of a timeless person—from memory, purpose, and knowledge—and a fourth, from agency, are considered and rebutted.

Keywords: agency; knowledge; memory; person; purpose

Chapter.  6215 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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