Hi Stathis Papaioannou 

Thanks for the correction.


Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
9/7/2012 
Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him 
so that everything could function."
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From: Stathis Papaioannou 
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Time: 2012-09-06, 23:04:34
Subject: Re: Leibniz on heaven, hell, and zombies (?)


On Thu, Sep 6, 2012 at 10:55 PM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
> Hi Stathis Papaioannou
>
> A fun question. I assume that zombies are the dead brought back
> to life somehow. That monads cannot be created or destroyed
> Is a peculiar feature of Leibniz's metaphysics that would enable the
> resurrection of zombies.
>
> Leibniz believed that even when we die, our monad will
> still be attached to a dead and rotting corpse, since monads cannot be
> created
> or destroyed and must always be attached to bodies. Heaven then at first
> seems problematic, but that may be the reason for the Bible's doctrine of
> the resurrection of
> the dead, during which we will be given spiffy new (younger probably)
> bodies. Presumably those sent to hell would remain rotting bodies.
>
> It seems reasonable to assume that the witches or voodoo used to
> bring the zombies back from a dead state would have imperfect
> abilities so that the dead would then be brought back perhaps to a
> state reasembing a nightmare in which they are made to believe
> that they must eat human flesh So there you are.
>
> The zombies should be killable a second time like the first.
>
> To answer you second question, I don't believe we are
> zombies because our intellect seems not to be in a dream state and also
> that we don't crave human flesh.

A philosophical zombie is a being that acts as if it's conscious but
isn't really:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophical_zombie

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