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7. What is a person?

7. What is a person?  

Stephen Mumford

in Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778308
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.003.0008
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199657124
‘What is a person?’ asks why a person has special status. What makes a person a different particular from a table or other physical object? Is it intelligence, consciousness, or moral ... More
3. Are wholes just sums of parts?

3. Are wholes just sums of parts?  

Stephen Mumford

in Metaphysics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778308
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199657124.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199657124
‘Are wholes just sums of parts?’ considers the relation between wholes and their parts. In metaphysics an object is said to be complex, meaning it has parts. But how does a mobile phone ... More

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