Contemporary Philosophers' Views on Persons: Wiggins and Williams
Bourgeois (Warren)
Source: Bourgeois - Persons: What Philosophers Say about You, 2003, Chapter 11
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Contents

  1. Wiggins’ individuative naturalism
    • 1.1 Against relative identity
    • 1.2 Aristotle’s influence
    • 1.3 Against functionalism
    • 1.4 Natural kinds
  2. Williams’ bodily criterion
    • 2.1 Same body, same person
    • 2.2 Forget memory
    • 2.3 Personality is not enough
    • 2.4 Persons as analyzable
    • 2.5 Against disembodied1 persons
    • 2.6 Language rules
    • 2.7 Information is not enough
    • 2.8 Person as a moral concept

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