An Experimentalist Looks at Identity
Harris (Henry)
Source: Harris - Identity - Essays Based on Herbert Spencer Lectures Given in the University of Oxford
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Editor’s Abstract

  1. Henry Harris argues that defining personal identity is simply a matter of defining what one chooses to call a person, and that fictional devices involving replication of persons or transplantation of brains are not only based on physiological misconceptions, but are also seriously misleading.
  2. For Harris, all questions of identity in the world of sticks and stones are empirical questions that can be answered, if at all, then only by empirical methods.

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