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The Practice of Social Science and History



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Spring 1994


The last episode of the classic Star Trek series, "Turnabout Intruder" can serve as a thought experiment to raise anew the philosophical question about the relation of mind and body. The writers of the episode present the case of the "life entity transfer" between James Kirk and Janice Lester as a question of minds switching bodies, but another view is possible: perhaps the two become temporarily confused about who they are.

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