Antoine le Grand on the identity over time of the human body

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This paper studies Antoine Le Grand's account of organic identity over time in human bodies. In response to Aristotelian critics who argued that the Cartesian rejection of the Aristotelian ontology of matter and form had put in jeopardy the diachronic identity of material substances in general and of living bodies in particular, Le Grand argued that the identity over time of the human body could be accounted for without the traditional notions of matter and form. The paper shows how he drew on both the Cartesian metaphysics of mind and body and contemporary views on human anatomy and organic generation to develop a unique account of bodily identity over time in human animals.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1084-1109
Aantal pagina's26
TijdschriftBritish Journal for the History of Philosophy
Volume26
Nummer van het tijdschrift6
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StatusPublished - 2018

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