Persons And Bodies A Constitution View Cambridge Studies In Philosophy

May 30, 2014

Persons And Bodies A Constitution View Cambridge Studies In Philosophy

What is a individual, and what’s the connection between someone and her or his entire body? In her third book on the philosophy of mind, Lynne Rudder Baker investigates what she terms the person/body issue and provides a thorough account of the connection between individual persons and their own bodies. Baker’s argument relies upon the “Constitution View” of bodies and persons, which intends to reveal what distinguishes men from the other beings and also to demonstrate how we could be completely material beings without being indistinguishable to our own bodies. This publication will be of interest to professional philosophers and graduate students, and may even appeal to psychologists and cognitive scientists interested in the philosophy of the mind.

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