<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Puccetti (Roland) - Mr. Brennan on Person's Brains (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6029.htm">Mr. Brennan on Person's Brains</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/P/Author_Puccetti (Roland).htm">Puccetti (Roland)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Analysis 31.1, 1970, pp. 30-32</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6029.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PapersToNotes_6029.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">This is a reply to Andrew Brennan's criticism of the thesis that if you <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_763.htm">transplant</A><SUP>1</SUP> person x's brain into person y's former body the resulting composite organism will still be x in terms of personal identity. It argues, first, that it is necessary to distinguish the brain from the body in order to describe the operation; second, that successive <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_763.htm">retransplantation</A><SUP>2</SUP> of the same brain involves passing a person from body to body; third, that even in an accidental father-daughter exchange of brains the old personal relationship could be retained though the bodies are now inappropriate to it; and fourth, that for a new person to result from <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_763.htm">brain transplantation</A><SUP>3</SUP> in the "strong" sense of "new person", all the former memories, character traits, etc. Would have to be artificially replaced by new ones through brain surgery, which just emphasizes the point that the brain is the physical basis of personality.</ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Response to <a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6024.htm">Brennan (Andrew) - Persons and their Brains</A>"<BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:40" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:40:55</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>