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Human Beings : Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements - David Cockburn

Human Beings

Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements

Paperback Published: 2nd December 1991
ISBN: 9780521422451
Number Of Pages: 284

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What is the importance of the notion "human being"? The contributors to this collection have radically different approaches, some accepting and others denying its validity for a proper understanding of what a person is and for our ethical thought about each other. Contributors on both sides of the divide eloquently defend their views in ways that stand in sharp contrast to some current work in moral philosophy and philosophy of mind. Epistemological and theological issues are also raised in the provocative and wide-ranging discussions stimulated by the volume's theme.

Introduction
Machines as Persons?
The Importance of Being Human
Response to McNaughton
Response to Diamond
Real Selves: Persons as a Substantial Kind
Personal Identity and Brain Transplants
Personal Identity and the Idea of a Human Being
Imagination and the Sense of Identity
Radical Critique, Scepticism and Commonsense
Getting the Subject back into the World: Heidegger's Version
Incarnatonal Anthropology
How Many Selves Make Me?
Sartre and Our Identity as Individuals
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ISBN: 9780521422451
ISBN-10: 0521422450
Series: Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 2nd December 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4