Elijah Millgram

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Metaphysics: Personal Identity


Gabriele Juvan, fahrender vorhang

What makes someone the same person over time? What makes someone the same person at a time -- that is, what binds the different parts into a single person, and what determines where a person stops? If you are dead when there is no longer anyone who is identical to you, will an account of personal identity tell us how to think about death? How do our different conceptions of personhood fit together, and what cognitive and social functions do they serve? We will read work by Bernard Williams and Derek Parfit (along with some of their interlocutors).

PHIL 5400/6400
Fall 2017
Time: Th 2:00-5:00
Location: Tanner Library (CTIHB 459)