Re: Reasons and Persons

2006-06-02 Thread Stathis Papaioannou
Brent Meeker writes: Youdon'thaveto.Bodyidentityisnotsufficienttoestablishthe"factofthematter".People maybeacquitedtomurder(byreasonofinsanity)becausetheysufferfrommultiplepersonality disorder.Insuchcases,one"personality"isgenerallynotawareoftheother(s). Mainstream psychiatry where I come from

Re: Reasons and Persons

2006-06-02 Thread Stathis Papaioannou
Bruno Marchal writes: Inanycase,itistellingthatevenParfit'sphilosophical adversariesdonotfocusonlackofscientificplausibilityasan argumentagainst*philosophical*validity.Forthemostpart,hecould havemadethesamepointshadhebeenwritingacenturyago,drawing

Re: Reasons and Persons

2006-06-02 Thread Brent Meeker
Stathis Papaioannou wrote: Brent Meeker writes: You don't have to. Body identity is not sufficient to establish the fact of the matter. People may be acquited to murder (by reason of insanity) because they suffer from multiple personality disorder. In such cases, one