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Human Persons and Organisms. The Constitution View, Animalism, and the Embodied Mind View

Term Paper (Advanced seminar) 2016 15 Pages

Philosophy - Philosophy of the Present

Summary

There is not too much agreement in philosophy about what a person is, how and when persons do persist over time or who a person is. And as it is usually the case when philosophical problems are discussed but not resolved, new questions and problems arise in the course of the debate and the argument shifts away from its starting point. Such a shift gave rise to the problem that is at the heart of my thesis.

We consider us to be persons and humans to be biological organisms. How do those two facts relate to each other and what can be inferred from them?

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Pages
15
Year
2016
ISBN (eBook)
9783668539068
ISBN (Book)
9783668539075
File size
492 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v376739
Institution / College
Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
Grade
1.3
Tags
Person Animalism The Constitution View The Embodied Mind View Derek Parfit Lynn R. Baker Eric T. Olson Jeff McMahan Philosophie der Person

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