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Body-self dualism in contemporary ethics and politics

Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Human beings are animals
Main challenges to establishing the first premise
Animals are enduring agents
Sensation is a bodily act
In human being the agent that performs the act of sensing is identical with the agent that performs the act of understanding
An argument from the nature of human intelligence
On privileged access and the modal argument for substance dualism
Human and personal identity : the psychological continuity view
Against constitutionalism
Conjoined twins and organic unity and distinctness
Human beings are persons
The difference in kind between human beings and other animals
Conceptual thought
Free choice, moral agency
Survival after death
The human soul after death
Resurrection of the body
Personhood and human dignity
Hedonism and hedonistic drug-taking
What hedonism is
Preliminary arguments against psychological and ethical hedonism
An argument against hedonism from qualitative differences among pleasures
Hedonism and dualism
Pleasures are good only as aspects of real perfections
Hedonistic drug-taking
The biological issue : human embryos or fetuses are complete (though immature) human beings
No person arguments : the dualist version
No person arguments : the evaluative version
The argument that abortion is justified as nonintentional killing
Human life and personhood near the end of life
The human individual remains a person during his or her whole duration
Why suicide and euthanasia are morally wrong
Intentional killing vs. causing death as a side effect
Human life is an intrinsic good
The definition of death
The criterion of death
Human life and dignity
Sex and the body
Sex and marriage
Sex and pleasure
Sex, love, and affection
Non-marital sex acts, multiple partners, incest, bestiality

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index


Library of Congress
BD450 .L3735 2008

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ix, 222 p. ;
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