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On Having a Mind, Having a Body, and Being a Person

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    On Having a Mind, Having a Body, and Being a Person

    What precisely is a person? And how is the person related to the mind and body? Eminent Oxford philosopher Peter Hacker pieces together the jigsaw puzzle that is the human being.

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Argos on 11/12/2012 12:20am

This is an excellent video. It can put some many things into perspective. I can watch this multiple times and reach a different branch of thought or tangent. I really appreciate what Peter Hacker represents and his findings. Bravo.

The Inquisitor on 20/02/2012 11:29am

What an interesting man! I'd never thought about the way we think of ourselves of "having" a mind or a "having" a body before. I wonder how the use of possessive and reflexive pronouns in language fits in to this analysis?

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