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Philosophy of Personal Identity and Multiple Personality

Philosophy of Personal Identity and Multiple Personality

by Logi Gunnarsson
     
 

ISBN-10: 041580017X

ISBN-13: 9780415800174

Pub. Date: 06/26/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As witnessed by recent films such as Fight Club and Identity, our culture is obsessed with multiple personality—a phenomenon raising intriguing questions about personal identity. This study offers both a full-fledged philosophical theory of personal identity and a systematic account of multiple personality. Gunnarsson combines the methods of

Overview

As witnessed by recent films such as Fight Club and Identity, our culture is obsessed with multiple personality—a phenomenon raising intriguing questions about personal identity. This study offers both a full-fledged philosophical theory of personal identity and a systematic account of multiple personality. Gunnarsson combines the methods of analytic philosophy with close hermeneutic and phenomenological readings of cases from different fields, focusing on psychiatric and psychological treatises, self-help books, biographies, and fiction. He develops an original account of personal identity (the authorial correlate theory) and offers a provocative interpretation of multiple personality: in brief, "multiples" are right about the metaphysics but wrong about the facts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415800174
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/26/2009
Series:
Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy Series
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I: Introduction

  1. Am I Alone in My Body?
  2. Multiple Personality
  3. Personal Identity
  4. Part II: Diachronic Identity

  5. What Am I Fundamentally?
  6. Empirical Discernability and Fission
  7. My Body
  8. The Various Senses of "Personal Identity"
  9. Part III: Multiple Personality and Individuation

  10. Morton Prince’s Seminal Case Study The Dissociation of a Personality
  11. Philosophical Theories of Multiple Personality
  12. The Coexistence Thesis
  13. Sharing My Body
  14. A Criterion of Individuation
  15. Multiple Personality in Therapeutic and Biographic Discourses
  16. Multiple Personality in Literary Discourses

Notes

Bilbilgraphy

Inbdex

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