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11. Personal identity, Part II: The body theory and the personality theory

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Death (PHIL 176)

Two more views regarding the metaphysical key to personal identity are discussed: the body view and the personality view. According to the body view, an individual is identified in terms of his or her physical body. According to the personality view, an individual is identified by his or her unique set of beliefs, desires, memories, goals, and so on.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Review of Soul Theory
03:07 - Chapter 2. The Body Theory of Personal Identity
25:47 - Chapter 3. Equating the Brain with the Identity -- Implications of the Body Theory
32:35 - Chapter 4. Physicalists: Personality as the Key to Personal Identity
46:39 - Chapter 5. Soul, Body, and Personality -- Is There a Correct View? Assessment by Torture

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

This course was recorded in Spring 2007.

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