Journals Higher Education



Published: 06 January 1994

264 Pages | 7 figures

ISBN: 9780198240808

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Real People

Personal Identity without Thought Experiments

Kathleen V. Wilkes

A Clarendon Press Publication

This study explores the scope and limits of the concept of a person. Questioning the methodology of thought-experimentation, Wilkes argues that such experimentation engenders inconclusive results, and examines fantasy, insanity, split brains and other conditions as well as views of the person found in Homer, Aristotle, the post-Cartesians, and contemporary cognitive science.