<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Baker (Lynne Rudder) - In Favour Of the Constitution View (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperSummary_3682.htm">In Favour Of the Constitution View</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Baker (Lynne Rudder).htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Baker (Lynne) - Persons and Bodies, Chapter 9</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=1000><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperSummary_3682.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperCitings_3682.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PapersToNotes_3682.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_809.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Oxford Scholarship Online</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Concludes the book with reasons to accept the <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_25.htm">Constitution View</A><SUP>1</SUP>. It really is a materialistic view. It can accomplish almost everything that a dualist wants without the burden of dualism. It takes persons seriously in a specified sense: Being a person is relevant to the fundamental kind of individual that one is; elimination of any person would be elimination of an individual; having mental states is relevant to what a person is. No other materialist view takes persons seriously in all three of these respects.</li><li>The <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_25.htm">Constitution View</A><SUP>2</SUP> explains how it is that, although we are set apart by our first-person perspectives, we are still animals. Hence, the <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_25.htm">Constitution View</A><SUP>3</SUP> locates human persons in the material world. The general idea of constitution (without identity) allows for a metaphysics that is both materialistic and nonreductive. This general conception of constitution supports an ontological pluralism that honors the genuine variety of kinds of individuals in the world. </li></ol></FONT><U>Contents</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Yes, Materialism</li><li>Dualism and its Desiderata</li><li><a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_28.htm">Taking Persons Seriously</A><SUP>4</SUP></li><li>Materialistic Competitors</li><li>Conclusion</li></ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P3682_5">Write-up</A></U><SUB>5</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P3682_5"></A></u> (as at 02/08/2018 15:48:58): Baker - In Favour Of the Constitution View</B><BR><br>This note controls my detailed review of <a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3682.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - In Favour Of the Constitution View</A>", Chapter 9 of <a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_66.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View</A>". I ve pirated the Oxford Scholarship Online summary as a temporary expedient. <BR><BR><U>Oxford Scholarship Online</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Concludes the book with reasons to accept the Constitution View. It really is a materialistic view. It can accomplish almost everything that a dualist wants without the burden of dualism. It takes persons seriously in a specified sense: Being a person is relevant to the fundamental kind of individual that one is; elimination of any person would be elimination of an individual; having mental states is relevant to what a person is. No other materialist view takes persons seriously in all three of these respects.</li><li>The Constitution View explains how it is that, although we are set apart by our first-person perspectives, we are still animals. Hence, the Constitution View locates human persons in the material world. The general idea of constitution (without identity) allows for a metaphysics that is both materialistic and nonreductive. This general conception of constitution supports an ontological pluralism that honors the genuine variety of kinds of individuals in the world. </li></ol></FONT><U>Contents</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Yes, Materialism</li><li>Dualism and its Desiderata</li><li><a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_28.htm">Taking Persons Seriously</A><SUP>6</SUP></li><li>Materialistic Competitors</li><li>Conclusion</li></ol></FONT><BR><BR>& Further details to be <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_742.htm">supplied</A><SUP>7</SUP><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P3682_5"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P3682_5"><B>Footnote 5</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (02/08/2018 15:48:58). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_8/Notes_809.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-16T09:29" pubdate>16/08/2018 09:29:22</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>