<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Campbell (Scott) - Can You Survive a Brain-Zap (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_11/PaperSummary_11679.htm">Can You Survive a Brain-Zap</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/C/Author_Campbell (Scott).htm">Campbell (Scott)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Theoria, 2004; 70(1): 22-27</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_11/PaperSummary_11679.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_11/PapersToNotes_11679.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Comments</u><ol type="1"><li>The Brain-Zap<ul type="disc"><li>This is an <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalist</A><SUP>1</SUP> view, but it assumes that <U>persons</U> are identical to animals, rather than that <U>we</U> are. </li><li>A is my son - A: Pre-Zap; B: Post-Zap; C: Post-Repair. </li><li>What is my relation to B & C? </li></ul></li><li>Controlling the <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">Thought Experiment</A><SUP>2</SUP><ul type="disc"><li>Can t just assume that the brain repair restores A s psychology</li><li>Don t assume my son is a young child  assume in 20s. </li></ul></li><li>Should a Parent Care for B?</li><li>What if C is D? <ul type="disc"><li>Extend the <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experiment</A><SUP>3</SUP> by imagining that the  repair to B is of another person s psychology, D. So the question is whether D s parent s should care for C in that case, or A s. </li></ul></li><li>Parental Control<ul type="disc"><li>Ie. controlling the <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experiment</A><SUP>4</SUP> for  I m the parent bias</li><li>Campbell s conclusion is that we can t deduce anything from this <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">thought experiment</A><SUP>5</SUP>. </li></ul></li></ol><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></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="2018-08-02T07:37" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:37:13</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>