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14. What matters (cont.); The nature of death, Part I

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Death (PHIL 176)

The suggestion is made that what matters in survival is the future existence of someone with a personality similar to one's own. Professor Kagan then turns to the question, "what is it to die?". In answering this question, attention is first drawn to the bodily and mental functions that are crucial in defining the moment of death.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction: A Case for the Same Evolving Personality
10:48 - Chapter 2. What is it Like to Die? A Breakdown of Functions from a Physicalist's View
19:24 - Chapter 3. Identifying the Moment of Death for the Body
30:26 - Chapter 4. When Does Personality Begin or Cease to Exist?
40:09 - Chapter 5. What Has the Right to Live -- Me or My Body?

Complete course materials are available at the Yale Online website: online.yale.edu

This course was recorded in Spring 2007.

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