Persons and the Self

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Arts and Humanities | Philosophy


Book Description:
Philosophy: Traditional and Experimental Readings, is an edited volume that integrates traditional historical and contemporary philosophical readings with recent work in experimental philosophy, a philosophical movement in which people collect empirical data to shed light on philosophical issues. Each chapter contains an introduction to the issues, concepts, and readings within the chapter.


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Chapter Contents:
Following the chapter introduction by Emily Esch, the chapter includes the following documents: 7.1. John Locke: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding; 7.2 Thomas Reid: Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man; 7.3. David Hume: Treatise of Human Nature; 7.4. Derek Parfit: Divided Minds and the Nature of Persons; 7.5. Paul Bloom: First Person Plural.