A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality

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A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality
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Author John Perry
Subject personal identity
Published 1978
Publisher Hackett Publishing Company
Pages 56 pp.
ISBN 9780915144532

A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality is a book by the philosopher John Perry.[1][2][3] It has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Persian and Korean.[4][5]

Content[edit]

It deals with standard problems in the theory of personal identity in the form of a dialogue between a terminally ill university professor at a small Midwestern college,, Gretchen Weirob, and her two friends, Sam Miller and Dave Cohen. The views represented include those of Bernard Williams, John Locke, and Derek Parfit. The format of associating different philosophical positions with different characters in a dialogue recalls David Hume's Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mills, Andrew. "Perry Dialogue Study Questions". Otterbein University. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Perry: A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality". Oberlin College. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  3. ^ Facenda, Neusa (April 2010). "Analysis of Perry's Theories of Personal Identity". Magnificat: a journal of undergraduate nonfiction. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Perry's CV" (PDF). Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  5. ^ "A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality" (PDF). Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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