<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Kobes (Bernard W.) - Review of Tye - Consciousness and Persons - Unity and 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_08/PaperSummary_8297.htm">Review of Tye - Consciousness and Persons - Unity and Identity</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/K/Author_Kobes (Bernard W.).htm">Kobes (Bernard W.)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Psyche 11 (5), June 2005</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_08/PaperSummary_8297.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 Summary</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Consciousness has been defined as that annoying period between naps, and this grumpy definition may not be wholly facetious, if Michael Tye s latest book is right. Tye s main goal here is to develop a theory of the phenomenal unity of experience at a time, and its diachronic analog, the moment-to-moment continuity of one s experiential stream from the time one wakes up to the time consciousness lapses. </li><li>This attractively concise book is itself like a rapid stream. Divided into numbered sections of usually only one or two paragraphs each, it offers crisp arguments on a wide range of topics; these include the metaphysics of material things, the <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_77.htm">individuation</A><SUP>1</SUP> of experience, the unity of the body image and bodily sensations, the unity of occurrent thoughts and moods, the specious present, the nature of the disunity in split-brain subjects, the ontology of persons, and vagueness in personal identity. Despite its brisk pace the flow is well-controlled; seldom is the exposition cloudy or turbulent.</li><li> In what follows, after surveying Tye s main positions, I highlight some strange consequences of his  one experience thesis. I also sketch a way in which much of the spirit of Tye s explanatory project could survive even in the absence of this peculiar doctrine. I conclude with a special problem for Tye s treatment of the diachronic case. </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>See <a name="W548W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.theassc.org/files/assc/2607.pdf" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (Defunct).<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="2018-08-02T07:09" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:09:03</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>