Personal Identity / Edition 1

Personal Identity / Edition 1

by Raymond Martin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 063123442X

ISBN-13: 9780631234425

Pub. Date: 02/11/2002

Publisher: Wiley

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,

Overview

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.
  • Describes the revolutionary shift from the "internal relations" view of personal identity to the "external relations" view.
  • Includes a discussion on the controversial topic of animalism.
  • Collectively offers a comprehensive introduction to the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631234425
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/11/2002
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readings in Philosophy Series, #13
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Personal Identity & What Matters in Survival: A Historical Overview: Raymond Martin (University of Maryland at College Park) and John Barresi (Dalhousie University).

1. The Self and the Future: Bernard Williams (All Souls, Oxford University).

2. Personal Identity through Time: Robert Nozick (Harvard University).

3. Why Our Identity is Not What Matters: Derek Parfit (All Souls, Oxford University).

4. Survival and Identity and Postscripts: David Lewis (Princeton University).

5. Personal Identity and the Unity of Agency: A Kantian Response to Parfit: Christine Korsgaard (Harvard University).

6. Fission and the Focus of One's Life: Peter Unger (New York University).

7. Surviving Matters: Ernest Sosa (Brown University).

8. Fission Rejuvenation: Raymond Martin (University of Maryland, College Park).

9. Empathic Access: The Missing Ingredient in Personal Identity: Marya Schechtman (University of Illinois at Chicago).

10. Human Concerns Without Superlative Selves: Mark Johnston (Princeton University).

11. The Unimportance of Identity: Derek Parfit (All Souls, Oxford University).

12. An Argument for Animalism: Eric Olson (Churchill College, Cambridge University).

13. The Self: Galen Strawson (Jesus College, Oxford University).

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Index.

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