Philosophical Review 73 (July):321-337 (1964)

Douglas C. Long
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
I argue in this paper that philosophers have not clearly introduced the concept of a body in terms of which the problem of other minds and its solutions have been traditionally stated; that one can raise fatal objections to attempts to introduce this concept; and that the particular form of the problem of other minds which is stated in terms of the concept is confused and requires no solution. The concept of a "body" which may or may not be the body of a person, which is required to state the traditional problem, is, on close examination, incoherent and cannot be introduced into a reasonable philosophical discussion. Also published in The Philosophy of the Body, Rejections of Cartesian Dualism, ed. Stuart F. Spicker.
Keywords Body, C D. Broad, Descartes  Consciousness,  Human body,  Other Minds,  Person,  Philosophical Anthropology,  human behavior,  Solipsism, Scepticism
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