Investigating Our Beliefs About Ourselves
Unger (Peter)
Source: Unger - Identity, Consciousness and Value, Chapter 1
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Extract from Overview1

  1. In chapter 1, I describe and defend the aims and methods of the inquiry.
Sections
  1. Two Hypothetical Examples: A Clear Case of Survival and a Clear Failure of Survival – 3
  2. Three Main Topics: Personal Identity, Conscious Experience and Actual Values – 5
  3. Toward a Sensibly Balanced Methodology – 7
  4. Method and Substance – 13
  5. Two Cartesian Views of Our Survival – 15
  6. Experience Inducers – 17
  7. Two Attempts at Transporting Some Inanimate Objects – 18
  8. Three Attempts at Getting Human People to Survive – 21
  9. The Idea that Our Survival Requires Much Physical Continuity2 – 23
  10. The Avoidance of Future Great Pain Test3 – 27
  11. Some Evidence About Some Strong Beliefs – 34



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 1: Taken from "Unger (Peter) - Precis of 'Identity, Consciousness and Value'".


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