<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Puccetti (Roland) - Borowski on the Relative Identity of Persons (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_5806.htm">Borowski on the Relative Identity of Persons</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/P/Author_Puccetti (Roland).htm">Puccetti (Roland)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Mind, 87, No. 346, Apr., 1978, pp. 262-263</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5806.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PapersToNotes_5806.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li><a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5240.htm">Borowski (E.J.) - Identity and Personal Identity</A>" (October 1976) claims that if x's brain were successfully <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_763.htm">transplanted</A><SUP>1</SUP> into y's body, our judgment of who the survivor z really is would be <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P5806_2">relative</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P5806_2"></A> to our interest in z: for example, if the body y is that of an athlete or film actor, we would say it is y if we are athletic coaches or film directors. </li><li>This view completely overlooks that acting talents and athletic skills are also stored in the brain. If my brain controlled Pele's body, or Laurence Olivier's, I could not play football or act well.</li></ol></FONT><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P5806_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P5806_2"><B>Footnote 2</B></A></U>: While Borowski does talk about logical relation of relative identity (see <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_09/Abstract_9286.htm">Borowski (E.J.) - Diachronic Identity as Relative Identity</A>"), this doesn t seem to be an example of it, and  relative is used in a different sense. <BR><BR><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 06:37:39</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>