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Persons and the Unity of Consciousness

William Hasker

in The Waning of Materialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556182
eISBN:
9780191721014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556182.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We have a conception of the human person as constituted in part by a self, a unified, coherent center of consciousness which is a rational agent, capable of being responsive, and responsible, to ... More


Fugues, Hypnosis, and Multiple Personality

Kathleen V. Wilkes

in Real People: Personal Identity without Thought Experiments

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240808
eISBN:
9780191680281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240808.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter starts the examination of human consciousness, and the degree of unity and continuity of consciousness one may find. It looks at the breakdowns in both unity and continuity suffered by ... More


The Family Romance: A Fin‐de‐Siècle Tragedy

Diana Tietjens Meyers

in Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women's Agency

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140415
eISBN:
9780199871476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140419.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is necessary to find an interpretation of recovered memory of childhood sexual abuse that moves beyond the frequently futile “Did it happen, or didn’t it?” construal. Focusing on the rhetoric of ... More


Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads

Joel Best

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246263
eISBN:
9780520932357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246263.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

While fads such as hula hoops or streaking are usually dismissed as silly enthusiasms, trends in institutions such as education, business, medicine, science, and criminal justice are often taken ... More


The looping effects of human kinds

Ian Hacking

in Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary Debate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524021
eISBN:
9780191689093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524021.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that today's understanding of causal processes in human affairs relies crucially on concepts of ‘human kinds’ which are a product of the modern social sciences, with their concern ... More


The One Divine Nature

William Hasker

in Metaphysics and the Tri-Personal God

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681518
eISBN:
9780191761560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681518.003.0028
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This section argues for the consistency of the claim that the Persons share a single concrete divine nature, a single trope of deity. A key assumption is the trinitarian possibility postulate: It is ... More


Hypnosis and Will: In hypnosis the person experiences a loss of conscious will. This loss accompanies an apparent transfer of control to someone else, along with the creation of some exceptional forms of control over the self.

Daniel M. Wegner (ed.)

in The Illusion of Conscious Will

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262534925
eISBN:
9780262344876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534925.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explains how hypnosis involves a significant departure from the everyday experience and exercise of conscious will. The hypnotized person experiences the causation of his actions in an ... More


Multiple Personality Disorder

Paul F. Snowdon

in Persons, Animals, Ourselves

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198719618
eISBN:
9780191788703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719618.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter attempts to undermine the thought that examples of what used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) constitute good [A&~P] cases. It is argued that MPD cases do not sustain ... More


Constitution and the Trinity

William Hasker

in Metaphysics and the Tri-Personal God

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681518
eISBN:
9780191761560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681518.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

It is proposed that the relation between the trinitarian Persons and the divine nature can be understood in terms of the notion of constitution, as this has been developed in contemporary ... More


A Genealogy of the Beautiful Fighting Girl

Saitō Tamaki

in Beautiful Fighting Girl

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654505
eISBN:
9781452946108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654505.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the origin of the beautiful fighting girls, which are also referred to as phallic girls. In understanding their origin, it is important to consider the particularities of the ... More


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