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What are we? Personal identity east and west a.y. 2020/21

Programma

The course deals with the question of our basic metaphysical nature: whether we human people are souls, biological organisms, bundles of perceptions, brains, or what have you. 

After having explained what the question of our basic metaphysical nature actually is, and how it differs from others, such as questions of personal identity and the mind-body problem, the course examines some possible accounts of our nature.

Among these accounts, the Abhidharma Buddhist view, according to which we simply do not exist, will also be taken into consideration.

Svolgimento

January 28th, 14-17
January 29th, 14-16
February 2nd, 14-17
February 3rd, 14-16

Bibliografia

Suggested readings:

  • Olson E., Personal Identity https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/identity-personal/#Rel
  • Sauchelli A., Personal Identity and Applied Ethics, Routledge
  • Siderits M., Personal Identity and Buddhist Philosophy, Ashgate
  • Tomasetta A., Persone Umane, Carocci 

Esame

Credits: 2

Alfredo Tomasetta

Professore Associato in Filosofia e Teoria dei Linguaggi

Ciclo :  XXXIV, XXXV, XXXVI

Tipologia corso : Tipo b

Periodo: Semestre I

Anno accademico: 2020-2021

Luogo : Iuss aula 1-15

Durata : 10 hours