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Philosophia Christi

Volume 20, Issue 1, 2018

Symposium on Dualism and Physicalism

Eric T. Olson
Pages 21-29
DOI: 10.5840/pc20182014

Swinburne’s Brain Transplants

Richard Swinburne argues that if my cerebral hemispheres were each transplanted into a different head, what would happen to me is not determined by my material parts, and I must therefore have an immaterial part. The paper argues that this argument relies on modal claims that Swinburne has not established. And the means he proposes for establishing such claims cannot succeed.