Human Beings

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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1. Introduction David Cockburn; 2. Machines as Persons? Christopher Cherry and Oswald Hanfling; 3. The Importance of Being Human Cora Diamond and David McNaughton; 4. Response to McNaughton Cora Diamond; 5. Response to Diamond David McNaugton; 6. Real Selves: Persons as a Substantial Kind E. J. Lowe; 7. Personal Identity and Brain Transplants P. F. Snowdon; 8. Personal Identity and the Idea of a Human Being Geoffrey Madell; 9. Imagination and the Sense of Identity Lars Hertzberg; 10. Radical Critique, Scepticism and Commonsense Raimond Gaita; 11.Getting the Subject back into the World: Heidegger's Version Fergus Kerr; 12.Incarnatonal Anthropology John Haldane; 13. How Many Selves Make Me? Stephen R. L. Clark and Kathleen V. Wilkes; 14. Sartre and Our Identity as Individuals Ilham Dilman.

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