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The SEA view of persons

Julian C. Hughes

in Thinking Through Dementia

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Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780199570669
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754654 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199570669.003.0002

Series: International Perspectives in Philosophy & Psychiatry

The SEA view of persons

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This chapter has been concerned with shedding light on the nature of personhood. The elucidation of what it is to be a person has required an extensive (but not exhaustive) survey. Starting with the views of Locke and Parfit, I have broadened the perspective by characterizing the person as a situated embodied agent. The SEA view depends on multifarious background lights, but the effect is essentially simple: the person is seen against an uncircumscribable surround.

Chapter.  13662 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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