Download Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics by Patrick Lee PDF

By Patrick Lee

This booklet treats the query of what a human individual is and the moral and political controversies of abortion, hedonism and drug-taking, euthanasia, and intercourse ethics. It defends the location that people are either physique and soul, with a basic and morally vital distinction from different animals. It defends the normal place at the so much debatable particular ethical and political problems with the day.

Show description

Read Online or Download Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics PDF

Best ethics & morality books

Ethics and Politics: Volume 2: Selected Essays

Alasdair MacIntyre is among the so much inventive and demanding philosophers operating at the present time. This quantity provides a variety of his vintage essays on ethics and politics gathered jointly for the 1st time, focussing fairly at the topics of ethical war of words, ethical dilemmas, and truthfulness and its significance.

Philosophy and Technology (Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements)

This selection of essays examines the philosophical and cultural facets of expertise. the problems variety widely--from quantum know-how to difficulties of know-how and tradition in a constructing nation and participants strategy the problems from numerous views. the quantity contains case reviews, and likewise extra theoretical items that think of the elemental query of even if expertise could be perceived as a strength for liberation or enslavement.

Sovereign Justice: Global Justice in a World of Nations

Over the last years international justice has proven itself as one of many new and such a lot promising frontiers of political thought. Sovereign Justice collects useful contributions from students of either continental and analytic culture, and goals to enquire into the connection among worldwide justice and the kingdom kingdom.

Additional info for Body-Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics

Sample text

Similarly, if the teletransporter produced personalities psychologically continuous with S (without destroying or hardly altering the original person) we should simply say that the two psychological replicas of S were quite distinct from S. The question to ask in a case of a brain hemisphere transplant from A into another body is the same question that should be asked in any other life-threatening surgery performed on a human individual; namely, has the animal organism continued to exist? Suppose that I enter a machine that makes an exact replica of me, but that I remain fully conscious throughout the whole procedure, in fact, suppose I hardly feel a thing.

49 This is very close to the argument against perdurantism presented by Roderick Chisholm in Person and Object. Aristotle argues in the same way for the existence of a continuing subject in every change – whether a substance or matter – depending on the type of change involved, in Physics, Bk. I. Also see Chappell, Understanding Human Goods. P1: SBT 0521882484c01 CUNY1153/Lee 30 978 0 521 88248 4 September 14, 2007 20:33 Body–Self Dualism in Contemporary Ethics and Politics The second problem with perdurantism is that, as has been argued by several philosophers, it in effect denies the existence of change altogether.

60 So, if A was married, then B will not be married to Mrs. A. And whatever promises A made, B will not be bound by them. For B did not give the actual consent to be married to Mrs. A, and B himself did not make the promises that A made – B has only the experiences of having been married, making promises, and so on. So, just as a person who has only the experience of getting married and of making promises in an experience machine is not really married, and is not bound by the mere experience of having made promises, just so, B’s false memories of having been married and of having made promises do not give him the relevant obligations and rights.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.58 of 5 – based on 8 votes
 

Author: admin