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Persons and Bodies A Constitution View

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ISBN-10: 0521592631

ISBN-13: 9780521592635

Edition: 2000

Authors: Lynne Rudder Baker, Jonathan Dancy, John Haldane, Gilbert Harman, Frank Jackson

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What is a human person, and what is the relation between a person and his or her body? Baker investigates what she terms the person/body problem and offers a detailed account of the relation between persons and their bodies.
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Book details

List price: $88.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/13/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 246
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Gilbert Harman is Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and the author of Explaining Value and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy and Reasoning, Meaning, and Mind.

Preface
The Metaphysical Background
Persons in the material world
The very idea of constitution
The first-person perspective
The Constitution View Explained
The constitution view of human persons
Personal identity over time
The importance of being a person
The Constitution View Defended
The coherence of the idea of material constitution
The coherence of the constitution view
In favor of the constitution view."