Festival of Ideas - Identity and Immortality

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Created: 2014-10-23 10:35
Institution: Faculty of Philosophy
Description: A talk given by Professor Rae Langton as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. What makes you identical with that baby, born years ago on your birthday? Could what enables you to survive life, also enable you to survive death? Belief in immortality may come from wishful thinking (Hume), but also from intuitions about the necessity of your existence, and the contingency of your association with this body (Descartes, Sankara, Johnston)—intuitions which, though regrettably mistaken, have moral significance. Recorded 22nd October 2014.
 

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A talk by Professor Rae Langton as part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. What makes you identical with that baby, born years ago on your birthday? Could what enables you to...

Collection: Festival of Ideas - Identity and Immortality

Institution: Faculty of Philosophy

Created: Thu 23 Oct 2014