|Person, philosophy: A thinking and sentient being that distinguishes itself from others. In the course of the history of philosophy, further determinations have been agreed on or disregarded, e.g. rationality, autonomy, not-being-able-to-be-possessed. While the human and his body age, the person has no temporal stages. See also individual, law, continuants, identity.|
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Person/body/materialism/Lewis: according to materialism person and body are identical - Vs: people could change their body - Thesis: T/Lewis: if a person occupies a body at time t, both are identical at that time.
Person/body/Lewis: before birth and after death, body and person are not identical, because the person will not exist - e.g. also the change of a person into another body is possible.
Die Identität von Körper und Geist Frankfurt 1989
Konventionen Berlin 1975
Philosophical Papers Bd I New York Oxford 1983
Philosophical Papers Bd II New York Oxford 1986
Cl. I. Lewis
Mind and the World Order: Outline of a Theory of Knowledge (Dover Books on Western Philosophy) 1991