This idea is discussed (both the science and the philosophy considered) in Frances Larson very excellent book 'Severed - a History of Heads Lost and Found'

Review here (by yours truly for George Aranda's site) if you're interested: http://sciencebookaday.com/2015/02/12/sarah-keenihan-reviews-severed-a-history-of-heads-lost-and-heads-found/


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On 26/02/2015, at 11:43 AM, Glenn Conroy wrote:



fy discussion if you choose

Doctor plans to graft a living personís head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready


http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/25/first-full-body-transplant-two-years-away-surgeon-claim?CMP=ema_632


My question is simple and complex "Whose identity would it be for the patient who recovers (would they ever truly recover) from this medical procedure?

Glenn Conroy
Canberra
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