The Place of Persons
This course is no longer being offered.
Some fundamental moral and metaphysical issues concerning ourselves as persons: What is a person? Are we (humans) the only persons on this planet? What (if anything) gives us a moral status different from that of the other animals? Do we have the sort of free will required for us to be morally responsible for our actions? What makes you today the very same person as the person who went by your name a few years back? A main objective is to facilitate the student's own thinking about such issues.