<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Borowski (E.J.) - Identity and Personal Identity (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_05/PaperSummary_5240.htm">Identity and Personal Identity</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Borowski (E.J.).htm">Borowski (E.J.)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Mind, 1976, 481-502</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=800><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5240.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperCitings_5240.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PapersToNotes_5240.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><BR><BR>Identity includes a family of relations and is wrongly restricted to what satisfies <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_81.htm">Leibniz's law</A><SUP>1</SUP>: diachronic and strict identity are related since the criteria of the former are just the criteria of continuity of stages of the strictly identical continuant. A general account can be given in terms of the preservation of a weighted preponderance of properties of the stages. Puzzle cases arise because of contextual shifts in the weightings assigned; in the case of persons this is particularly clear because of change of emphasis between mental and physical, both of which classes of predicate are applicable. <ol type="1"> <li>Identity as a  Family Resemblance Concept</li><li>A General Account of Diachronic Identity</li><li>Describing Persons</li><li>Some Puzzle Cases Reconsidered<BR>& 4.1 Puccetti s <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_763.htm">Brain Transplant</A><SUP>2</SUP><BR>& 4.2 Locke s Prince and Cobbler<BR>& 4.3 Williams s Self and the Future</li><li><B>Conclusion</B>: Personal Identity should not be expected to have the logic of strict identity, but of a weighted majority of relations including spatio-temporal continuity, leading to the Parfitian view that survival is a matter of degree.</li></ol></FONT><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="2018-08-02T06:30" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:30:41</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>