Persons and Personal Identity (Key Concepts in Philosophy)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780745654317: Persons and Personal Identity (Key Concepts in Philosophy)

As persons, we are importantly different from all other creatures in the universe. But in what, exactly, does this difference consist? What kinds of entities are we, and what makes each of us the same person today that we were yesterday? Could we survive having all of our memories erased and replaced with false ones? What about if our bodies were destroyed and our brains were transplanted into android bodies, or if instead our minds were simply uploaded to computers?

In this engaging and accessible introduction to these important philosophical questions, Amy Kind brings together three different areas of research: the nature of personhood, theories of personal identity over time, and the constitution of self-identity. Surveying the key contemporary theories in the philosophical literature, Kind analyzes and assesses their strengths and weaknesses. As she shows, our intuitions on these issues often pull us in different directions, making it difficult to develop an adequate general theory. Throughout her discussion, Kind seamlessly interweaves a vast array of up-to-date examples drawn from both real life and popular fiction, all of which greatly help to elucidate this central topic in metaphysics.

A perfect text for readers coming to these issues for the first time, Persons and Personal Identity engages with some of the deepest and most important questions about human nature and our place in the world, making it a vital resource for students and researchers alike.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Amy Kind
ISBN 10: 0745654312 ISBN 13: 9780745654317
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 22181864-n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Kind, Amy
ISBN 10: 0745654312 ISBN 13: 9780745654317
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2015. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KS-9780745654317

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Amy Kind
Published by Polity (2015)
ISBN 10: 0745654312 ISBN 13: 9780745654317
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Polity, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0745654312

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 57.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Amy Kind
Published by Polity Press, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0745654312 ISBN 13: 9780745654317
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Polity Press, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 1. Auflage. Language: English . Brand New Book. As persons, we are importantly different from all other creatures in the universe. But in what, exactly, does this difference consist? What kinds of entities are we, and what makes each of us the same person today that we were yesterday? Could we survive having all of our memories erased and replaced with false ones? What about if our bodies were destroyed and our brains were transplanted into android bodies, or if instead our minds were simply uploaded to computers? In this engaging and accessible introduction to these important philosophical questions, Amy Kind brings together three different areas of research: the nature of personhood, theories of personal identity over time, and the constitution of self-identity. Surveying the key contemporary theories in the philosophical literature, Kind analyzes and assesses their strengths and weaknesses. As she shows, our intuitions on these issues often pull us in different directions, making it difficult to develop an adequate general theory. Throughout her discussion, Kind seamlessly interweaves a vast array of up-to-date examples drawn from both real life and popular fiction, all of which greatly help to elucidate this central topic in metaphysics. A perfect text for readers coming to these issues for the first time, Persons and Personal Identity engages with some of the deepest and most important questions about human nature and our place in the world, making it a vital resource for students and researchers alike. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780745654317

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Amy Kind
Published by Polity Press, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0745654312 ISBN 13: 9780745654317
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Polity Press, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 1. Auflage. Language: English . Brand New Book. As persons, we are importantly different from all other creatures in the universe. But in what, exactly, does this difference consist? What kinds of entities are we, and what makes each of us the same person today that we were yesterday? Could we survive having all of our memories erased and replaced with false ones? What about if our bodies were destroyed and our brains were transplanted into android bodies, or if instead our minds were simply uploaded to computers? In this engaging and accessible introduction to these important philosophical questions, Amy Kind brings together three different areas of research: the nature of personhood, theories of personal identity over time, and the constitution of self-identity. Surveying the key contemporary theories in the philosophical literature, Kind analyzes and assesses their strengths and weaknesses. As she shows, our intuitions on these issues often pull us in different directions, making it difficult to develop an adequate general theory. Throughout her discussion, Kind seamlessly interweaves a vast array of up-to-date examples drawn from both real life and popular fiction, all of which greatly help to elucidate this central topic in metaphysics. A perfect text for readers coming to these issues for the first time, Persons and Personal Identity engages with some of the deepest and most important questions about human nature and our place in the world, making it a vital resource for students and researchers alike. Bookseller Inventory # AAH9780745654317

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 60.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kind, Amy
Published by Polity
ISBN 10: 0745654312 ISBN 13: 9780745654317
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Polity. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0745654312 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # XM-0745654312

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 58.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kind, Amy
Published by Polity Press (2015)
ISBN 10: 0745654312 ISBN 13: 9780745654317
New Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Polity Press, 2015. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FW-9780745654317

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Amy Kind
Published by Wiley 2015-08-07, Cambridge, UK |Malden, MA (2015)
ISBN 10: 0745654312 ISBN 13: 9780745654317
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley 2015-08-07, Cambridge, UK |Malden, MA, 2015. hardback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780745654317

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Amy Kind
Published by Polity Press
ISBN 10: 0745654312 ISBN 13: 9780745654317
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Polity Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780745654317

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Amy Kind
Published by Polity Press, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 0745654312 ISBN 13: 9780745654317
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Polity Press, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 1. Auflage. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. As persons, we are importantly different from all other creatures in the universe. But in what, exactly, does this difference consist? What kinds of entities are we, and what makes each of us the same person today that we were yesterday? Could we survive having all of our memories erased and replaced with false ones? What about if our bodies were destroyed and our brains were transplanted into android bodies, or if instead our minds were simply uploaded to computers? In this engaging and accessible introduction to these important philosophical questions, Amy Kind brings together three different areas of research: the nature of personhood, theories of personal identity over time, and the constitution of self-identity. Surveying the key contemporary theories in the philosophical literature, Kind analyzes and assesses their strengths and weaknesses. As she shows, our intuitions on these issues often pull us in different directions, making it difficult to develop an adequate general theory. Throughout her discussion, Kind seamlessly interweaves a vast array of up-to-date examples drawn from both real life and popular fiction, all of which greatly help to elucidate this central topic in metaphysics. A perfect text for readers coming to these issues for the first time, Persons and Personal Identity engages with some of the deepest and most important questions about human nature and our place in the world, making it a vital resource for students and researchers alike. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780745654317

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 75.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book