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Personal Identity : Great Debates in Philosophy - Nancy Shoemaker

Personal Identity

Great Debates in Philosophy

Paperback Published: 1st December 1984
ISBN: 9780631134329
Number Of Pages: 168

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Opposing perspectives offer deep insight into identity

Personal Identity explores the idea of identity by way of a debate between prominent philosophers with competing points of view. Richard Swinburne presents personal identity in the context of dualism, while Sydney Shoemaker argues a materialist's perspective in contrast. With each theory presented individually with illustrations and clear explanations, the second part of the book is devoted to each author's reply and rebuttal to his opponent's ideas. Whether exploring personal identity for the first time or delving deeper into an established philosophical niche, this book offers a lively discussion with much insight and room for analysis.

Personal Identity: the Dualist Theoryp. 1
Personal Identity: a Materialist's Accountp. 67
Richard Swinburne's Replyp. 133
Sydney Shoemaker's Replyp. 139
Bibliographyp. 153
Index of Namesp. 157
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ISBN: 9780631134329
ISBN-10: 0631134328
Series: Great Debates in Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 1st December 1984
Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBL
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 216.11 x 142.01  x 12.22
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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