Note on Corruptionism (2)

What difference could we find between a human person and a human self? Can we have a human self even where there is no human person?

Many of our ideas of self can be saved with a notion of self as even a part commanding the whole. This is the sense of “Grant fought Lee in the Overland Campaign” or “Wellington beat Napoleon at Waterloo”. This is not mere synecdoche, like talking about employees as hired hands, but rests on the identity that the will can effect with that which it commands.

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