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Bingecast: Walter Bradley on Near-Death Experiences

Those who’ve survived near-death experiences often describe an otherworldly journey. Can near-death experiences shed light on the mind/body problem? Robert J. Marks discusses near-death experiences and the mind/body problem with Dr. Walter Bradley.

Show Notes

  • 0:00:45 | Introducing Dr. Walter Bradley, Emeritus Distinguished Professor at Baylor University
  • 0:01:10 | Beliefs and objectivity
  • 0:03:35 | A priori assumptions
  • 0:05:01 | What is the mind/body problem?
  • 0:05:55 | The body is like a piano
  • 0:06:31 | Are we simply matter and chemical processes?
  • 0:08:20 | Herd instinct
  • 0:09:14 | Monism vs. Dualism
  • 0:09:59 | Evidence for dualism
  • 0:12:19 | Definition of a near-death experience
  • 0:13:38 | Near-death experiences and the mind/body problem
  • 0:14:36 | A blind woman sees
  • 0:17:05 | Common threads in accounts of near-death experiences
  • 0:18:08 | An indescribable experience
  • 0:22:22 | Our impact on other people
  • 0:24:11 | A preponderance of stories about near-death experiences
  • 0:26:39 | John Burke, Walter Bradley, and Imagine Heaven
  • 0:32:05 | Why should we trust these accounts of near-death experiences?
  • 0:33:17 | Heaven is for Real
  • 0:34:57 | More common threads in near-death experiences
  • 0:37:18 | A drowned physician
  • 0:40:41 | A life review
  • 0:42:29 | Earthly awards
  • 0:43:19 | Where are my dentures?
  • 0:45:01 | The shoe on the roof
  • 0:46:55 | Near-death experiences with Hell
  • 0:49:38 | Akiane Kramarik
  • 0:51:30 | Heaven is for Real
  • 0:55:57 | Near-death experiences in the Bible
  • 1:00:09 | Encouragement stemming from near-death experiences

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Bingecast: Walter Bradley on Near-Death Experiences