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Persons: Theories and Perceptions

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Désirée Park
    Pages 9-9
  3. Désirée Park
    Pages 11-31
  4. Désirée Park
    Pages 32-61
  5. Désirée Park
    Pages 62-75
  6. Désirée Park
    Pages 76-92
  7. Désirée Park
    Pages 93-114
  8. Désirée Park
    Pages 115-128
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 129-131

About this book


This volume grew out of a dissatisfaction with some issues that seem to be rooted in the Empiricist tradition. At least since Locke, that which is perceived has enjoyed a major share in any systematic account of what we claim to know. A main purpose of this study therefore is first to distinguish, and subsequently to relate, what can be perceived and what can be under­ stood. To this end, the account of persons and personal identity begins with a description of selected types of sense perceptions. While writing a good part of the discussion on vision, I had the advantage of questioning Dr. P. B. Loder about the properties of light. She not only clarified some issues, but prevented several errors from creeping into the text, a result for which I am very grateful. I should like also to express my appreciation to Mrs. G. K. Stamm-Okkinga, who provided hospitality and a friendly interest from the beginning of this study. Finally I wish to thank Miss I. Ris and Mr. W. de Regt for their careful and resourceful preparation of the typescript.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Persons: Theories and Perceptions
  • Authors Désirée Park
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-015-0286-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-0811-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 131
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Modern Philosophy
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