<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Baillie (James) - Problems in Personal Identity: In Conclusion (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_3808.htm">Problems in Personal Identity: In Conclusion</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Baillie (James).htm">Baillie (James)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Baillie (James) - Problems in Personal Identity, 1993, Conclusion</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperSummary_3808.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PapersToNotes_3808.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Notes</U><ol type="1"><li>Baillie rejects the traditional  <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experiment </A><SUP>1</SUP> approach; our intuitions are unreliable, the conclusions are inconclusive and any benefits of this approach have already been assimilated. The problem cases are often impossible, and a false dichotomy is often set up between conflicting intuitions. </li><li>Abandoning this methodology, the Physical Criterion wins out. We are material beings whose persistence is Bodily. However, if forced to accept the <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experiments</A><SUP>2</SUP>, Baillie thinks he goes where his brain goes (should <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_763.htm">brain transplants</A><SUP>3</SUP> be possible). He largely accepts Parfit s analysis should double <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_763.htm">half-brain transplants</A><SUP>4</SUP> be possible: presumably he accepts that while I don t survive (or am not identical to either of the survivors), I have <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_108.htm">what matters</A><SUP>5</SUP> in survival. </li><li>Any contribution made by philosophers with respect to the Psychological Criterion must be in the light of the sciences of Neuroscience and Psychology. The philosopher is very much the handmaiden of the sciences in the respect. </li></ol><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></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="2018-08-02T06:13" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:13:00</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>