Introduction to Personal Identity
What are persons?
Beings that can reason, feel emotions, make moral judgments, and possess selfconsciousness.
Are there non-human persons?
What is personal identity?
When is a pers
Free will, Determinism, and Moral Responsibility
Determinism: every event has a sufficient cause in prior events.
A sufficient cause for event e ensures that e will occur.
Free Will: much of the debate of the concerns what we mean by this.
Some possible v
Hume, Skeptical Doubts Part II
Thesis: Our conclusions from experience about matters of fact are not based on
(There is no reasoning that justifies these conclusions.)
Powers: the underlying force or causal mechanism by which causes bring about
Plato (428BC 348 BC) Among the greatest philosophers. In many ways,
set the agenda for Philosophy in the west. Writings cover most of the central
topics of philosophy. All of his philosophical output are dialogues. His
greatest work is Th