Personal Identity / Edition 2

Personal Identity / Edition 2

by John Perry
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520256425

ISBN-13: 9780520256422

Pub. Date: 05/07/2008

Publisher: University of California Press

This volume brings together the vital contributions of distinguished past and contemporary philosophers to the important topic of personal identity. The essays range from John Locke's classic seventeenth-century attempt to analyze personal identity in terms of memory, to twentieth-century defenses and criticisms of the Lockean view by Anthony Quinton, H.P. Grice,

Overview

This volume brings together the vital contributions of distinguished past and contemporary philosophers to the important topic of personal identity. The essays range from John Locke's classic seventeenth-century attempt to analyze personal identity in terms of memory, to twentieth-century defenses and criticisms of the Lockean view by Anthony Quinton, H.P. Grice, Sydney Shoemaker, David Hume, Joseph Butler, Thomas Reid, and Bernard Williams.

New to the second edition are Shoemaker's seminal essay "Persons and Their Pasts," selections from the important and previously unpublished Clark-Collins correspondence, and a new paper by Perry discussing Williams.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520256422
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/07/2008
Series:
Topics in Philosophy Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
362
Sales rank:
888,229
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents


Preface to the Second Edition     vii
Introduction
The Problem of Personal Identity   John Perry     3
Versions of the Memory Theory
Of Identity and Diversity   John Locke     33
The Soul   Anthony Quinton     53
Personal Identity   H. P. Grice     73
Criticisms of the Memory Theory
Of Personal Identity   Joseph Butler     99
Of Identity   Thomas Reid     107
Of Mr. Locke's Account of Our Personal Identity   Thomas Reid     113
Personal Identity and Memory   Sydney Shoemaker     119
Personal Identity, Memory, and the Problem of Circularity   John Perry     135
Abandonment of Personal Identity
Our Idea of Identity   David Hume     159
Of Personal Identity   David Hume     161
Second Thoughts   David Hume     173
Personal Identity and Survival
The Self and the Future   Bernard Williams     179
Personal Identity   Derek Parfit     199
The Unity of Consciousness
Brain Bisection and the Unity of Consciousness   Thomas Nagel     227
Selections for the Second Edition
Persons and Their Pasts   SydneyShoemaker     249
Selections from the Clarke-Collins Correspondence   William Uzgalis     283
Locke and Collins, Clarke and Butler, on Successive Persons   William Uzgalis     315
Williams on the Self and the Future   John Perry     327
Suggestions for Further Reading     345

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