<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Lin (Martin) - Memory and Personal Identity in Spinoza (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_5801.htm">Memory and Personal Identity in Spinoza</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/L/Author_Lin (Martin).htm">Lin (Martin)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Jun2005, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p243-268, 26p</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=200><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5801.htm">Paper Summary</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosopher s Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>The article presents information on the concepts of memory and personal identity in Spinoza s <em>Ethics</em> and Locke's <em>Essay</em>, which distinguishes persons from human beings and souls. </li><li>It is notable that although Spinoza seems to have shared some of Locke's basic intuitions about such cases  they both thought that memory loss can indicate a significant discontinuity  Spinoza did not conceptualize the problem in the same way. </li><li>According to Spinoza, the human body is just the sort of complex individual that is composed of parts that are themselves complex. </li><li>Spinoza's theory of <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_77.htm">individuation</A><SUP>1</SUP> hinges on the notion of a <em>ratio</em>. Spinoza adhered to the Cartesian conception of rest, according to which rest is not simply the privation of motion, but is some positive quantity.</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="2018-08-02T06:37" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:37:35</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>