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Personal Identity

Counting Persons

(Text as at 18/12/2010 19:58:05)

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I need to address Lewis’s perdurantist1 approach. What function does our concept2 PERSOn3 perform, and what are the consequences of miscounting? Is it just persons that are miscounted, or are human beings4 also miscounted? Are the earlier stages of the half-brain5 transplant6 patient spatially distributed – so is such a distributed7 thing a human being at all? What is the core of humanness – is this always the brain8, so that the human goes along with the half-brain, and the body9 is just like any other transplant, only bigger?

This is mostly a place-holder10. Currently, just see the categorised reading-list (if any).



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Table of the Previous 2 Versions of this Note:

Date Length Title
26/11/2007 23:25:26 835 Counting Persons
12/08/2007 10:17:46 565 Counting Persons



Note last updated Reading List for this Topic Parent Topic
18/12/2010 19:58:05 Counting Persons Logic of Identity

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Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Body Brain Brain Transplants Concepts
Human Beings Perdurantism Person Scattered Objects Transplants

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