Metaphysics 4

Metaphysics 4 - Idea of the Ultimate Essentialism Science...

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Idea of the Ultimate Essentialism Science of Essence metaphysics is most perspicuously characterized as the science of essence— a primarily a priori discipline concerned with revealing, through rational reflection and argument, the essences of entities, both actual and possible, with a view to articulating the fundamental structure of reality as a whole Final Review Personal Identity Soul theory Spatiotemporal continuity theory Use of observation of continuous series to show pi Prince and cobbler Mind swap Pi tied to body Duplication problem Physically dividing a person Since the two successors are identical to the original and thus continuous are they identical to one another? Psychological continuity Past person is numerically identical to the future person who has that past person's memories, character traits, etc without regard fro spatiotemporal continuity Duplication problem What happens when psychological continuity is duplicated? If two people x and y are given the psychology of z is x=y?
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course PHIL 330 taught by Professor Hofweber during the Fall '10 term at UNC.

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