<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Bourgeois (Warren) - Persons - Philosophical Background: The Nature 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_06/PaperSummary_6476.htm">Persons - Philosophical Background: The Nature of Persons</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Bourgeois (Warren).htm">Bourgeois (Warren)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Bourgeois - Persons: What Philosophers Say about You, 2003, Chapter 1</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_6476.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Contents</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>What is Philosophy? <ul type="disc"><li>1.1 Philosophical answers and irritants</li></ul></li><li>Words for persons<ul type="disc"><li>2.1 Amelie Rorty s list of person candidates</li><li>2.2 The history of the term  person </li><li>2.3 Legal problems</li><li>2.4 Pseudo-questions</li><li>2.5 Paradoxes of conflicting intuitions</li></ul></li><li>Puzzles concerning related concepts<ul type="disc"><li>3.1 Identity over time</li><li>3.2 Other relations called  identity by the hoi polloi</li><li>3.3 Objects</li><li>3.4 Processes</li><li>3.5 Reduction</li><li>3.6 <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">Thought experiments</A><SUP>1</SUP></li></ul></li><li>A grand system to ground the question<ul type="disc"><li>4.1 Materialism: Never mind</li><li>4.2 Dualism: Mind and matter</li><li>4.3 Idealism: No Matter</li><li>4.4 Neural monism: Never mind; it doesn t matter</li><li>4.5 Wittgensteinian ladder heaving</li></ul></li><li>Reaction to philosophical interpretation<ul type="disc"><li>5.1 Irritation with the exaltation of language</li><li>5.2 Rejecting the vocabulary and method of analytic philosophy</li><li>5.3 Survival is what counts</li></ul></li><li>The way the answers miss the point</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="2018-08-02T06:46" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:46:52</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>