Brain Transplantation and Personal Identity, by Roland Puccetti
To have the same brain is to be the same person, and the brain is the only part of the body we need in order to be ourselves. As the philosopher Roland Puccetti (1969, 70) memorably put it: 'Where goes a brain, there goes a person.' Puccetti was not saying that a person is his or her brain but that insofar as the brain is the physical basis of personhood, one cannot be separated from the other.
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