Self, Supervenience and Personal Identity

Self, Supervenience and Personal Identity

by Ronald G. Alexander
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859726037
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Avebury Series in Philosophy
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.74(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1Introduction1
2A brief look at the problem of personal identity6
3Searching for the proper kind of supervenience18
4The supervenient self and its relationship to tropes38
Tropes38
The supervenient self as a trope49
5Supervenience and action66
6The self, time, and the community82
7The self and narrative identity104
8Consciousness and the self127
9A major problem with Parfit143
10Conclusion154
The self as trope and the commonsensical motion of self-identity154
The self and strong supervenience155
Resemblance or identity? and trope or universal?156
The supervenient self and causal efficacy157
The self, temporality, and the community157
Consciousness is not the self158
Thought experiments159
Bibliography161
Index165

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