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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Philosophy Café Event

Time:
13:00 - 14:00
Date:
4 October 2012
Venue:
John Hansard Gallery Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Lifelong Learning Team on 02380 59 7261 or email lifelonglearning@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

What am I?

Suppose scientists swap our brains, putting mine in your body and yours in mine. Which, if either, of the resulting people is you? What if the scientists erase all of my memories and scan them into your brain? In that case, it will seem to you that it was you who, for example, wrote these words. Is this impression illusory? Thinking about such questions can help us to get clearer on personal identity and on our concern for our own futures.

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Dr Conor McHugh,Lecturer in Philosophy

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