"Lec 2 - The nature of persons: dualism vs. physicalism" Death (PHIL 176) Professor Kagan discusses the two main positions with regard to the question, "What is a person?" On the one hand, there is the dualist view, according to which a person is a body and a soul. On the other hand, the physicalist view argues that a person is just a body. The body, however, has a certain set of abilities and is capable of a large range of activities. 00:00 - Chapter 1. "Is There Life After Death?" Asking the Right Question 13:25 - Chapter 2. Ways to Conceptualize Self-Identity 21:18 - Chapter 3. Dualists: The Body-Soul Perspective 39:00 - Chapter 4. The Physicalists: The Body Is a Body and Conclusion Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2007.
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