On Two Reasons for Denying That Bodies Can Outlast Life
LaPorte (Joseph)
Source: Mind, Vol. 118, No. 471 (Jul., 2009), pp. 795-801
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  1. "Hershenov (David) - Do Dead Bodies Pose a Problem for Biological Approaches to Personal Identity" gives two interesting, related arguments, which he calls 'symmetry arguments', to the effect that a living body or an organism cannot be identical to a corpse, superficial appearances to the contrary.
  2. I relate the two arguments briefly and then criticize them for related weaknesses.


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