The ‘Core Theme’ of the IB Philosophy Course is the question of what it means to be a person (or a human over time, or a mind, or a brain, or whether these questions are all the same!).
Below are a couple of pages about some of the most famous answers.
Descartes – the root of all our problems?
Hobbes – how violent are you naturally?
Aquinas – a surprising solution…
Hume – a bundle of what?!? Kant’s inspiration and nemesis.
Kant – Champion of reason or more than that?
Kierkegaard – Diagnostician of Despair.
Sartre – nothing?!?
Wittgenstein – Descartes backwards?