The nature of persons: dualism versus physicalism
Kagan (Shelly)
Source: Open Yale Courses, 2007
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  1. Professor Kagan discusses the two main positions with regard to the question, "What is a person?".
  2. On the one hand, there is the dualist view, according to which a person is a body and a soul.
  3. On the other hand, the physicalist view argues that a person is just a body. The body, however, has a certain set of abilities and is capable of a large range of activities.

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