Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Fragmentation of Being$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Kris McDaniel

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198719656

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198719656.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 24 March 2019

Persons and Value

Persons and Value

Chapter:
(p.170) 6 Persons and Value
Source:
The Fragmentation of Being
Author(s):

Kris McDaniel

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198719656.003.0007

There are people, but how people exist is unclear. This chapter argues that it is part of our evaluative self-conception that persons are fully real, but decline to take this as proof that we are fully real. Instead, It explores a series of arguments for this conclusion. A common premise of these arguments is that a sufficient condition for being fully real is instantiating a perfectly natural property or relation. Specific arguments appeal to properties such as what it’s like to taste chocolate, being Kris McDaniel, certain moral properties such as intrinsic value, and freedom. We will not settle the question of whether we fully exist, but in this chapter the author demonstrates how complex the issues involved are.

Keywords:   ontological pluralism, degrees of being, persons, persistence through time, qualia, haecceities, fundamental properties, practical arguments, value

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .