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Mind and Self

Barry Dainton

in The Phenomenal Self

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199288847
eISBN:
9780191710742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288847.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Neo-Lockeans rely heavily on our intuitive responses to imaginary cases. Is it plausible to suppose these responses can be a guide to metaphysical truth? This chapter argues that thought experiments ... More


Animals

Eric T. Olson

in What Are We?: A Study in Personal Ontology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176421
eISBN:
9780199872008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176421.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines animalism, the view that we are biological organisms. It is based on the claim that human organisms think just as we do. This implies that if I am not an organism, I am one of ... More


Minds and Mental Integration

Barry Dainton

in The Phenomenal Self

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199288847
eISBN:
9780191710742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288847.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a survey of the sorts of states and capacities to be found in typical human minds, focusing on the differing extents to which these have phenomenal aspects or manifestations. ... More


The Phenomenal Self

Barry Dainton

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199288847
eISBN:
9780191710742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288847.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Provided our mental life continues we can easily imagine ourselves surviving the most dramatic physical alterations. It was this fact that led John Locke to conclude that a credible account of our ... More


The Human Animal: Personal Identity Without Psychology

Eric T. Olson

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195134230
eISBN:
9780199833528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195134230.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book argues that our identity over time involves no psychological facts. Psychological accounts of personal identity lead to grave metaphysical problems, and the arguments for them are ... More


Procrastination and Personal Identity

Christine Tappolet

in The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What does the apparent lack of concern for one’s future, which is involved in many cases of procrastination, entail with respect to our conception of personal identity? One claim that is prominent in ... More


Technologies of Séparation and the Evolution of Social Extension

Clive Gamble

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Archaeological accounts of cognitive evolution have traditionally favoured an internal model of the mind and a search for symbolic proxies. This chapter argues for an external model of cognition and ... More


Locke and the Psychological Continuity Theorists

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/9780199684878.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter uses a discussion of John Locke and of present-day psychological continuity theories to introduce a new way of understanding the relation between personal identity and practical ... More


Psychological Connectedness

Galen Strawson

in Locke on Personal Identity: Consciousness and Concernment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161006
eISBN:
9781400851843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161006.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines John Locke's notion of psychological connectedness. It suggests that Locke is interested in the (nontransitive) relation of psychological connectedness, and not interested in ... More


How Much Better than Death Is Ordinary Human Survival?

Ivar R. Labukt

in Saving People from the Harm of Death

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190921415
eISBN:
9780190921446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190921415.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

According to common sense and a majority of philosophers, death can be bad for the person who dies. This is because it can deprive the dying person of life worth living. I accept that death can be ... More


Persons, Animals, and Human Beings

Harold Noonan

in Time and Identity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014090
eISBN:
9780262265799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014090.003.0147
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the suggestion that a psychological approach must be mistaken, because, in fact, the correct account of personal identity is given by the biological approach, according to ... More


The Threat to Human Identities from Too Much Enhancement

Nicholas Agar

in Truly Human Enhancement: A Philosophical Defense of Limits

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262026635
eISBN:
9780262318976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026635.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

As radical enhancement provides us with less valuable experiences it tends also to undermine the identities of those who undergo it. This undermining manifests as a threat to the connections of ... More


The Moments of a Life: On Some Similarities between Life and Literature

Marya Schechtman

in Narrative, Identity and the Kierkegaardian Self

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748694433
eISBN:
9781474412452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694433.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The ‘Narrative Self-Constitution Approach’ addresses deficiencies in the dominant neo-Lockean, psychological continuity approach to personal identity. In particular, narrativity offers a deeper ... More


The Subscript View: A Distinct View of Distinct Selves

Hannah Tierney

in Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy Volume 3

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198852407
eISBN:
9780191886867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852407.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Pluralism about personal identity has been understudied and underdeveloped in the literature. It merits greater attention, especially in light of recent work by philosophers and psychologists, which ... More


Animal Ethics

Jens Johansson

in Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199608751
eISBN:
9780191823305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608751.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Animalism is in tension with various attractive normative claims. For instance, in cases involving cerebrum transplant, animalism is in tension with the intuitively appealing claim that personal ... More


Four-Dimensional Animalism

David B. Hershenov

in Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199608751
eISBN:
9780191823305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608751.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The typical Four-Dimensionalist metaphysics will posit the existence of many entities with thinking temporal parts. To determine which of these entities are persons, Hud Hudson relies upon an ... More


Life Years at Stake: Justifying and Modeling Acquisition of Life Potential for DALYs

Andreas Mogensen

in Saving People from the Harm of Death

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190921415
eISBN:
9780190921446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190921415.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In quantifying the global burden of disease in terms of Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs), we must determine both Years of Life Lost (YLLs) and Years Lost to Disability (YLDs). In setting ... More


A Case in which Two Persons Exist in One Animal

Mark D. Reid

in Animalism: New Essays on Persons, Animals, and Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199608751
eISBN:
9780191823305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608751.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter a counterexample to animalism is presented where two persons exist in one animal. States of conscious awareness could alternate between the hemispheres of a single brain through a ... More


Principles and Persons: The Legacy of Derek Parfit

Jeff McMahan, Tim Campbell, James Goodrich, and Ketan Ramakrishnan (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192893994
eISBN:
9780191915147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192893994.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a collection of essays, most of which appear here for the first time, that were written in honour of the legendary moral philosopher, Derek Parfit. The essays are mainly concerned with ... More


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