Identity, Consciousness and Value / Edition 1

Identity, Consciousness and Value / Edition 1

by Peter Unger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195079175

ISBN-13: 9780195079173

Pub. Date: 07/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


The topic of personal identity has prompted some of the liveliest and most interesting debates in recent philosophy. In a fascinating new contribution to the discussion, Peter Unger presents a psychologically aimed, but physically based, account of our identity over time. While supporting the account, he explains why many influential contemporary philosophers have…  See more details below

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The topic of personal identity has prompted some of the liveliest and most interesting debates in recent philosophy. In a fascinating new contribution to the discussion, Peter Unger presents a psychologically aimed, but physically based, account of our identity over time. While supporting the account, he explains why many influential contemporary philosophers have underrated the importance of physical continuity to our survival, casting a new light on the work of Lewis, Nagel, Nozick, Parfit, Perry, Shoemaker, and others. Deriving from his discussion of our identity itself, Unger produces a novel but commonsensical theory of the relations between identity and some of our deepest concerns. In a conservative but flexible spirit, he explores the implications of his theory for questions of value and of the good life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195079173
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.94(d)

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