Recitation 8

Recitation 8 - Differs from Descartes in that he values...

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Recitation 8 Thinkers from 1796 to 1910: o What are key questions being asked? o Which earlier thinkers are they responding to? o What is seat of human identity? o What is nature of soul? Immortal? Immaterial? o How do memory and though relate to human identity? o What is the source of knowledge? Empiricism? Thinking (rationalism)? o Nature of afterlife/ Resurrection? Thomas Reid: o Continuity/ stabilization of human identity Response to Hume o Identity is not just consciousness/ what you can remember: It is not a sequence of ideas It is the entity behind those ideas, thinking
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Unformatted text preview: Differs from Descartes in that he values some parts of human existence Immanuel Kant: o Mendelssohns idea that soul does not gradually diminish Thus, it would be impossible for soul to exist one day and vanish the next o Kant argues for the gradual diminishing of soul o Believes in progress and moral perfection which cant be reached in this life Joseph Priestly: o Mind and body grow together o Wouldnt mind separate itself from body sometime before death? o No evidence that mind is composed of anything other than material...
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