2. The nature of persons: dualism vs. physicalism
Death (PHIL 176)
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.
- Chapter 1. "Is There Life After Death?" Asking the Right Question
- Chapter 2. Ways to Conceptualize Self-Identity
- Chapter 3. Dualists: The Body-Soul Perspective
- Chapter 4. The Physicalists: The Body Is a Body and Conclusion
Complete course materials are available at the Yale Online website: online.yale.edu
This course was recorded in Spring 2007.
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