Person and Object: A Metaphysical Study

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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780875483412
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1979
  • Series: Paul Carus Lectures
  • Pages: 230

Table of Contents

Preface 11
Introduction 15
1 An Approach to Philosophy 15
2 Philosophical Data 16
3 Some Objections Considered 18
4 Premature Speculations 20
5 A Minimum Philosophical Vocabulary 21
Chapter I. The Direct Awareness of the Self 23
1 A Philosophical Question 23
2 Acquaintance: A Preliminary Statement 24
3 Self-Presenting States 25
4 Direct Acquaintance 27
5 Individuation Per Se 31
6 The Humean Tradition 37
7 The Kantian Considerations 41
8 Inner Perception 46
Chapter II. Agency 53
1 'He Could Have Done Otherwise' 53
2 Some Unsatisfactory Answers 55
3 A Proposed Solution 60
4 Freedom and Indeterminism 66
5 The Agent as Cause 69
6 A Note on Deliberate Omission 72
7 Endeavouring 73
8 Purposive Activity 76
9 Some Further Philosophical Questions 84
Chapter III. Identity through Time 89
1 The Ship of Theseus 89
2 Playing Loose with the 'Is' of Identity 92
3 An Interpretation of Bishop Butler's Theses 97
4 Feigning Identity 97
5 The Persistence of Persons through Time 104
6 'Will I Be He?': Truth-Conditions and Criteria 108
Chapter IV. States of Affairs 114
1 Introduction 114
2 The Ontology of States of Affairs 117
3 Some Alternative Conceptions 120
4 Propositions 122
5 The Times and Places of States of Affairs 124
6 Events 126
7 Recurrence 128
8 Events as Coming into Being and Passing Away 130
9 De Re Explanation 131
10 Cause and Effect: De Dicto and De Re 133
11 Perception 135
12 Particular Occurrences 135
13 Individual Things 136
Appendix
A. The Doctrine of Temporal Parts 138
1 Temporal Parts 138
2 The Argument from Spatial Analogy 140
3 Phillip Drunk and Phillip Sober 141
4 Does the Doctrine Help Us? 142
B. Mereological Essentialism 148
1 The Principle of Mereological Essentialism 145
2 Mereological Inessentialism 147
3 Other Possibilities 149
4 Principles of Mereology 151
5 Mereological Change 153
6 The Problem of Increase 157
C. The Objects of Belief and Endeavour 159
1 Introduction 159
2 De Dicto Belief and Endeavour 159
3 De Re Belief and Endeavour 165
4 Belief De Re as a Species of Belief De Dicto 168
5 A Note on 'Knowing Who' 173
6 Some Interrelations Between De Dicto and De Re 174
D. Knowledge, Evidence and Reasonable Belief 176
1 Epistemic Preferability 176
2 The Certain and the Evident 178
3 The Directly Evident 179
4 Making Evident 180
5 Knowledge 181
E. Summary of Definitions 184
Notes 197
Index 227
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