FTR-FIMI209
Philosophy of Personal Identity
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-FIMI209
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Filosofie;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
prof. dr. M.V.P. Slors
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Lecturer
prof. dr. M.V.P. Slors
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. M.V.P. Slors
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Academic year2017
Period
PER3-PER4  (05/02/2018 to 03/06/2018)
Starting block
PER3
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • evaluate the most important theoretical perspectives on the question of numerical identity;
  • explain how this question is related to questions about personhood, authenticity, autonomy and self-knowledge;
  • reflect on the impact of recent scientific developments on various aspects of personal identity.
Content
In this course we focus on a number of central issues surrounding the topic of personal identity. We start with the traditional question of numerical identity: what does it take for a person to remain the same person over time? From there on we explore related questions such as: What is a person? What makes me different from other persons? What does it mean to be autonomous? How do I know myself and what gives me authority over my own mind? We approach these questions from various angles - modern and contemporary philosophy, philosophy of mind, experimental psychology and social neuroscience.
 
 
Test information
Assignments (50%), final essay (50%).

Prerequisites
BA 1 Philosophy.

Recommended materials
Literature
Literature will be made available on Blackboard.

Instructional modes
Lecture

Tests
Paper
Test weight1
Test typePaper
OpportunitiesBlock TENT4, Block TENT5