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The Identities of Persons / Edition 1

The Identities of Persons / Edition 1

by Amélie Oksenberg Rorty


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In this volume, thirteen philosophers contribute new essays analyzing the criteria for personal identity and their import on ethics and the theory of action: it presents contemporary treatments of the issues discussed in Personal Identity, edited by John Perry (University of California Press, 1975)

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ISBN-13: 9780520033092
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/15/1976
Series: Topics in Philosophy , #3
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, by Amélie O. Rorty
1. Survival and Identity, by David Lewis
2. Survival, by Georges Ray
3. The Importance of Being Identical, by John Perry
4. Lewis, Perry, and What Matters, by Derek Parfit
5. Embodiment and Behavior, by Sydney Shoemaker
6. Lock, Butler, and the Stream of Consciousness: And Men as Natural Kind, by David Wiggins
7. Conditions of Personhood, by Daniel Dennett
8. Persons, Character, and Morality by Bernard Williams
9. Rational Homunculi, by Ronald de Sousa
10. Identification and Externality, by Harry Frankfurt
11. Self-Identity and Self-Regard, by Terence Penelhum
12. Responsibility for Self, by Charles Taylor
A Literary Postscript: Characters, Persons, Selves, Individuals, by Amélie O. Rorty

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