PHIL 176 - Lecture 2 - The Nature of Persons: Dualism vs. Physicalism

Lecture 2 - The Nature of Persons: Dualism vs. Physicalism

Overview

Professor Kagan discusses the two main positions with regard to the question, "What is a person?" On the one hand, there is the dualist view, according to which a person is a body and a soul. 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.

Resources

Assignment

Rosenberg, Jay. "Life After Death: In Search of the Question." In Thinking Clearly About Death. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1983. pp. 18-22

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