Essay heading: In Response to Daniel Dennett's "Where Am I?"

Essay specific features

 

Issue:

Philosophy

 

Written by:

 

Date added:

March 19, 2000

 

Level:

 

Grade:

 

No of pages / words:

4 / 916

 

Was viewed:

0 times

 

Rating of current essay:

 
Essay content:

In other words, these radio links are intended to take the place of normal neurological pathways such that "no information would be lost, all the connectivity would be preserved" (ibid, 379). Thus, after surgery, while there does exist a great temporal gap between his brain and his body, the relevant connection between the two does not appear to be much different than the connection between the brain and the body of someone with a "normal" temporal gap...
displayed 300 characters

Custom written essay

All essays are written from scratch by professional writers according to your instructions and delivered to your email on time. Prices start from $11.99/page

Order custom paper

Full essays database

You get access to all the essays and can view as many of them as you like for as little as $28.95/month

Buy database access

Order custom writing paper now!

  • Your research paper is written
    by certified writers
  • Your requirements and targets are
    always met
  • You are able to control the progress
    of your writing assignment
  • You get a chance to become an
    excellent student!

Get a price guote

 
 

And since the connection is still, in essence, the same regardless of however peculiar Dennett's case may be, it could be concluded that Dennett is no more entitled to name and categorize his body and his brain as distinct entities than anyone else. Thus, one may further conclude that the only difference between a "normal" individual and Dennett's hypothetical case is the great temporal gap that exists between the brain and the body in Dennett's case...
displayed next 300 characters

General issues of this essay:

Related essays: