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Persons and Bodies
By Lynne Rudder Baker

Persons and Bodies

A Constitution View

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Persons and Bodies by Lynne Rudder Baker

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What is a human person, and what is the relation between a person and his or her body? In her third book on the philosophy of mind, Lynne Rudder Baker investigates what she terms the person/body problem and offers a detailed account of the relation between human persons and their bodies. Baker's argument is based on the 'Constitution View' of persons and bodies, which aims to show what distinguishes persons from all other beings and to show how we can be fully material beings without being identical to our bodies. The Constitution View yields answers to the questions 'What am I most fundamentally?', 'What is a person?', and 'What is the relation between human persons and their bodies'? Baker argues that the complex mental property of first-person perspective enables one to conceive of one's body and mental states as one's own.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521597197
ISBN-10: 0521597196
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Lynne Rudder Baker

Naturalism and the First-person Perspective by Lynne Rudder Baker Naturalism and the First-person Perspective, Hardback (April 2013)

This book investigates the limits of scientific naturalism. It has three goals: (1) to show that no wholly impersonal account of reality can be adequate to all phenomena; (2) to formulate a nonCartesian account of the first-person perspective; (3) to develop a 'near-naturalism' that accommodates the world of our encounters and interactions.

Metaphysics of Everyday Life by Lynne Rudder Baker Metaphysics of Everyday Life, Paperback (September 2009)

Lynne Rudder Baker presents a unique account of the material world: the Constitution View.

Persons and Bodies by Lynne Rudder Baker Persons and Bodies, Hardback (January 2000)

A detailed account of the relation between human persons and their bodies.

Explaining Attitudes by Lynne Rudder Baker Explaining Attitudes, Paperback (January 1995)

Explaining Attitudes develops an account of propositional attitudes - practical realism.

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Author Biography - Lynne Rudder Baker

Lynne Rudder Baker is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of Explaining Attitudes (Cambridge, 1995), Persons and Bodies (Cambridge, 2000), The Metaphysics of Everyday Life (Cambridge, 2007), and Saving Belief (1987).

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