Persons and Bodies: How to Avoid the New Dualism
Burke (Michael)
Source: American Philosophical Quarterly, 34 (4), 1997: 457-467
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The thesis of the article is that accepting a psychological criterion1 of personal identity is not incompatible with identifying persons with their bodies. One problem addressed is that of avoiding nested persons, of explaining why heads and other brain-containing parts of persons do not qualify as persons themselves.

  1. Introduction;
  2. The Two-Thinkers Objection;
  3. The Relation between Human Persons and Their Bodies

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