<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>LaPorte (Joseph) - On Two Reasons for Denying That Bodies Can Outlast Life (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_23/PaperSummary_23242.htm">On Two Reasons for Denying That Bodies Can Outlast Life</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/L/Author_LaPorte (Joseph).htm">LaPorte (Joseph)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Mind, Vol. 118, No. 471 (Jul., 2009), pp. 795-801</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PaperSummary_23242.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PaperCitings_23242.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_23/PapersToNotes_23242.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Author s Abstract</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li><a name="1"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4536.htm">Hershenov (David) - Do Dead Bodies Pose a Problem for Biological Approaches to Personal Identity</A>" 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. </li><li>I relate the two arguments briefly and then criticize them for related weaknesses. </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><ul type="disc"><li>Response to <a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4536.htm">Hershenov (David) - Do Dead Bodies Pose a Problem for Biological Approaches to Personal Identity</A>". </li><li>See <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21097.htm">Hershenov (David) - Organisms and their Bodies: Response to LaPorte</A>" for a response. </li></ul><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="2018-08-02T10:04" pubdate>02/08/2018 10:04:34</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>