Are We Embodied Souls?

Keywords: dualism, Thomas Nagel, first-person point of view


It is argued that Swinburne should stress the functional unity of soul and body under most healthy conditions. Too often, critics of substance dualism charge dualists with promoting a problematic bifurcation between soul and body. Swinburne’s work is defended against objections from Thomas Nagel. It is argued that Swinburne’s appeal to the first-person point of view is sound.

Author Biography

Charles Taliaferro, St. Olaf College, USA

Charles Taliaferro, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at St. Olaf College


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