Consciousness and commissurotomy

Philosophy 53 (April):185-99 (1978)
Abstract
Commissurotomy surgery has lately attracted considerable philosophical attention. It has seemed to some that the surgical scalpel that bisects the brain bisects consciousness and the mind as well; and that the ordinary concept of a person is thereby most seriously threatened. I shall assess the extent of the threat, arguing that it is overestimated. The argument begins with section III; section II, which describes the operation and its effects, should be omitted by those already familiar with these facts
Keywords Brain  Consciousness  Metaphysics  Mind  Person
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