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1 Contents General Introduction………………………………………… 2 The Human Condition Human Nature: Reasoning…………………………. . 3 Egoistical……………………………. 4 Noble………………………………… 6 A Kantian Life………………………………………………… 8 The Kantian Condition……………………………………… 10 A Christian Life……………………………………………… 14 The Christian Condition……………………………………. . 18 An Existential Life…………………………………………… 24 The Existential Condition…………………………………… 28 A Naturalistic Life…………………………………………… 32 The Naturalistic Condition…………………………………. . 35 Confucianism………………………………………………… 39 Freedom and Determinism…………………………………. 44 Freedom and Responsibility………………………………… 46 The Human Being Concepts of self: Substance……………………………. . 49 Immortal……………………………… 50 Continuity of consciousness………… 51 Unreal………………………………… 51 Subject of experiences I……………. . 52 Convenient term……………………. .. 52 Subject of experiences II……………. 53 In Hinduism…………………………. 54 As an enduring concept……………. .. 57 Knowing others……………………………………………… 58 Solipsism and Intersubjectivity……………………………. . 61 Minds and Bodies……………………………………………. 62 Dualism………………………………………………………. 63 Monism………………………………………………………. . 70 Identity theories of mind……………………………………. 70 Behaviourism………………………………………………… 72 Functionalism………………………………………………… 74 Persons, animals and machines……………………………. . 76 Animals………………………………………………. . 77 Machines……………………………………………… 86 Universality and diversity of individuals…………………… 89 Bibliography…………………………………………………. . 93 Appendix 1 – Hegel and Freedom…………………………. .. 94
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2 You and Your Life General introduction “Nobody asked me if I wanted to join the human race. Now I’m in it, a lot of people are keen to tell me who I am and how to live the life I’ve got. They can’t all be right. Can philosophy help at all?”
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