<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Berglund (Stefan) - Human and Personal Identity: Summary & Bibliography (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_06/PaperSummary_6081.htm">Human and Personal Identity: Summary & Bibliography</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Berglund (Stefan).htm">Berglund (Stefan)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Berglund - Human and Personal Identity (PhD Dissertation, Lund University), 1995, pp. 187-200</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6081.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Author s Introduction</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ul type="disc"><li>My most extensive project to date has been my doctoral research in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Lund (Sweden) completed in 1995. My dissertation, Human and Personal Identity (Lund University Press, 1995) focuses on a comparison of two theories about our diachronic identity, <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>1</SUP> and personalism. The main conclusions of my research are that:- <ol type="1"><li>Neither <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>2</SUP> nor personalism are in accordance with our deepest intuitions about what our identity over time consists of, </li><li>That even if <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>3</SUP> has very counterintuitive implications it is nonetheless a more plausible theory because of serious ontological weaknesses of personalism that <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>4</SUP> is deprived of, and </li><li>That both personalists and <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_50.htm">animalists</A><SUP>5</SUP> are committed to accept the Parfitian claim that  identity is not <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_108.htm">what matters </A><SUP>6</SUP>. </li></ol></li><li>I have recently (2003) finalized two projects also related to the concept of identity. <ol type="1"><li>On the one hand, and expanding on my research on personal identity, I have written a paper about the notion of <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_12/Notes_1265.htm">human animal</A><SUP>7</SUP> and the relation between consciousness and identity. This paper is entitled, "Animals, Persons and the Importance of Consciousness for our Identity . </li><li>On the other hand, I have finished a political philosophical text about the notion of European identity and its relation to the concepts of societal culture and nation. The title of the text is "Societal nations and European identity". </li><li>I am currently working on a text on European identity and federalism. </li></ol></li></ul></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>Photocopy of complete Book filed in <a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_05/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_5965.htm">Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 02 (B1: Ba - Be)</A>".<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="2018-08-02T06:41" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:41:40</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>