Survival Of Julia In Julia / Mary Case

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If we cease to exist at physical death, then it would be the same as to never existing in the first place. It is therefore likely that survival is possible after death based on religious beliefs and through the development of science and medical methods. According to the whole-brain standard, a human death refers to the irreversible cessation of functioning of the entire brain, including the brainstem. Survival, on the other hand, can be defined as to continue to exist when ending looked certain. Survival of Julia in Julia/Mary case shows that survival is possible after death.
In A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality, Julia’s brain was inserted into Mary Beaudine’s body after she had an accident that struck her body and disabled it from further functioning. After the surgery, Marie Beaudine’s body recalled that she only remembers on being Julia and so we know that the surgery to revive Julia was successful. Based on the said incidence, we can gladly say that the survivor was Julia and not Mary Beaudine because the person who woke up after the surgery only had memories and thoughts of being Julia. Because Mary Beauldine’s brain was destroyed, she ceased to exist. Julia, on the other hand, had a functional brain, only the body was destroyed. Therefore, after the so-called body transplant, she continued to exist. We can also say that Julia’s soul was transferred to Marie’s body through the brain transplantation.
According to Sam in A Dialogue on Personal Identity and

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