Nov 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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PHIL 1500 Concepts of the Person

What does it mean to be a person? This course brings a philosophical perspective to this question, and also discusses how philosophical and experimental perspectives on this question are connected. Can people be made completely of matter, or do they have immaterial souls too? Can we know what other people’s experiences are really like? What defines personal identity? Should we recognize any rational agent as a person, and would that mean we should recognize chimpanzees and futuristic robots as people?
Credits: 3.0