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Simulation constraints, afterlife beliefs, and common-sense dualism

Michael V. Antony a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel.

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Simulation constraints cannot help in explaining afterlife beliefs in general because belief in an afterlife is a precondition for running a simulation. Instead, an explanation may be found by examining more deeply our common-sense dualistic conception of the mind or soul.