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Personal Identity brings together the most important readings on personal identity theory. Brings together 13 of the most important readings on personal identity theory. Includes a detailed introductory historical essay, tracing the origins of personal identity theory. Features essays by David Lewis, Bernard Williams, Derek Parfit, and Robert Nozick.
Personal identity is a special case of a more general topic, the survival (or, as philosophers often say, the persistence) of objects over time. Bernard Williams insists that bodily continuity is always a necessary criterion of personal identity. His essay “The Self and the Future” discusses the two cases of a thought experiment which lead.
Bernard Williams 2 Personal Identity through Time 92 Robert Nozick 3 Why Our Identity Is Not What Matters Derek Parfit 115 4 Survival and Identity David Lewis 144 5 Personal Identity and the Unity of Agency: A Kantian Response to Parfit 168 Christine M. Korsgaard 6 Fission and the Focus of One's Life Peter linger 184 7 Surviving Matters.
Bodily Continuity and Personal Identity: Paper - Cited: Williams - Problems of the Self (Analysis XXI, 1960) Yes: Williams (Bernard) Identity and Identities: Paper - Cited: Harris - Identity - Essays Based on Herbert Spencer Lectures Given in the University of Oxford: 8%: Williams (Bernard) Personal Identity and Individuation: Paper - Cited.
II, Chapter XXVII: Of Identity and Diversity. Sep 7, Mon Statutory holiday, University closed. Sep 9, Wed (David Hume. 1739): A Treatise of Human Nature (excerpt): Book I, Part IV, Section VI: Of Personal Identity. Sep 14, Mon Bernard Williams (1970): The Self and the Future. Sep 16, Wed Eric Olson (1997): Was I Ever a Fetus?
The essays that follow are delineated by this twentieth-century philosophical shift. The first section features seminal papers by such luminaries as Bernard Williams, Derek Parfit, Robert Nozick, and David Lewis. These are the very scholars that were involved in initiating the revolution in personal identity theory.
Course Description This course is meant to introduce you to some of the most fundamental questions of personal identity and selfhood, as they are debated in empirically informed Philosophy of Mind and Action. This will be done through studying the work of major (mostly contemporary) philosophers.