Review of 'A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person' by Hud Hudson
Baker (Lynne Rudder)
Source: Mind, 112 (2003): 148-151
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    In "Hudson (Hud) - A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person", Hud Hudson develops a view of human persons as material objects. On Hudson’s view, a human person and a human organism are distinct four-dimensional spacetime worms that share a stage. The overwhelming emphasis of the book is on technical metaphysical problems about material objects generally, not on characteristics of human persons per se. Various solutions to these metaphysical problems (eg. universalism with respect to composition, counterpart theory of de re modal1 properties, epistemicist theory of vagueness, and many more) underlie Hudson’s view of human persons.


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