Knowledge Argument versus Bundle Theory according to Derek Parfit
Keywords: 
subject
person
identity
qualia
consciousness
self-consciousness
Issue Date: 
2017
Publisher: 
Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Navarra
ISSN: 
2353-5636
Citation: 
Huzarek, T. (Tomasz). "Knowledge Argument versus Bundle Theory according to Derek Parfit". Scientia et Fides. 5 (2), 2017, 237 - 250
Abstract
According to constitutive reductionism of Derek Parfit, a subject/person is not a separate existing being but his existence consists in the existence of a brain and body, performance of actions, thinking and occurrence of other physical and mental events. The identity of the subject in time comes down only to “Relation R” - mental consistency and/or connectedness – elicited by appropriate reasons. In the following article, I will try, relying on Frank Johnson's Knowledge Argument, to argue in favour of the following conclusions: (1) a person/subject is a “fact”irreducible to body and physical relations with the environment and (2) a subject is something/”fact” non-reducible to mental occurrences.

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