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The Person Life View

Marya Schechtman

in Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684878
eISBN:
9780191765155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684878.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter uses the insights and resources collected in the first four chapters to begin developing a positive account of personal identity-the Person Life View. According to this view persons are ... More


Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life

Marya Schechtman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684878
eISBN:
9780191765155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684878.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

It has been a common assumption among philosophers that an account of personal identity should explain why facts about identity carry so much practical significance. As it turns out, providing a view ... More


Ontology

Marya Schechtman

in Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684878
eISBN:
9780191765155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684878.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the Person Life View is rightly understood as an account of our literal identity. To do this it responds to animalist charges that any view which sees persons and human ... More


Conclusion

Marya Schechtman

in Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684878
eISBN:
9780191765155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684878.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The conclusion summarizes the overall argument of the manuscript and outlines some of the key moves made in developing and defending the Person Life View. These include a new way of framing the ... More


Introduction

Marya Schechtman

in Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199684878
eISBN:
9780191765155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684878.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The introduction identifies the problem that will be addressed and describes how it will be tackled. Judgments of personal identity are ubiquitous, but it turns out that we operate with many ... More


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