PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
philosophy of cognitive science
philosophy of mind
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AbstractIf I lose my memory, am I the same person I used to be? If much of my body or brain is replaced, do I remain the same person? What if my beliefs and attitudes are altered: does this affect who I am? These are questions of personal identity, and they have enormous bearing on questions of public ethics, especially in the light of biomedical changes. Our inter-disciplinary solutions will add both nuance and insight to the difficult decisions the community will face in this area. The project brings to Australia two leading young researchers from the United States, thus substantially enhancing Australia's skill base and international profile.
Dr D Braddon-Mitchell; Dr AL Roskies; Dr U Kriegel; Dr C West