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The Transformations of Persons

  • Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (a1)
Abstract

In Book IV of The Odyssey, Menelaus tells Telemachus as much as he knows of Odysseus' wanderings. He reports that Odysseus, wanting to learn the end of his travels and needing directions for returning safely home through the dangerous seas, captured Proteus and held fast to him, though Proteus transformed himself into a bearded lion, a snake, a leopard, a bear, running water and finally into a flowering tree. Proteus eventually wearied, and consented to tell Odysseus something of what he wished to know.

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A. J. Ayer , ‘The Concept of a Person’, in The Concept of a Person and Other Essays (New York, 1963)

Semantics of Natural Language, ed. Davidson and Harman (Dordrecht, Holland, 1972)

Harry Frankfurt , ‘Freedom of the Will and the Concept of Person’, The Journal of Philosophy 68 (1971).

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Philosophy
  • ISSN: 0031-8191
  • EISSN: 1469-817X
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