Sobre la posibilidad de haber sido otro

Garcia Rodriguez, Angel (1998) Sobre la posibilidad de haber sido otro. Teorema, XVII (2). pp. 45-58.

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Abstract

The topic of this paper is the conceptual possibility of being someone else. This thought occurs in the first person, and in principle it could be entertained by any subject of experience. The paper will focus on the examination of the content of such a thought: i.e., what exactly is meant by the possibility of being someone else? By way of comparing this thought with other possibilities (e.g., the possibility of being taller), it will be shown that the possibility of being someone else lacks coherence, mainly because it goes against many reasonable and well-established beliefs held about ourselves and our identity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Experience; I; Identity; Metaphysics; Other; Person
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Teorema. Revista internacional de filosofia > Volume XVII (1998)
Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Logik, analytische Philosophie
Depositing User: Stefan Köstenbauer
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2011 18:51
URI: http://sammelpunkt.philo.at/id/eprint/1270

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