<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Body (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_17/PaperSummary_17774.htm">Thesis - Body</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/T/Author_Todman (Theo).htm">Todman (Theo)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: </th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17774.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_18.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ul type="disc"><li>This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note '<a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_18.htm">Body</A><SUP>1</SUP>' during my Thesis research, as from 2011. </li><li>For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17774_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17774_2"></A></u> (as at 12/03/2018 21:17:17): Body</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17774_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17774_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>I intend to cover all somatic or corporeal identity-issues under this head, or under one of the two related Notes:- <BR>&rarr; <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_54.htm">Bodily Continuity</A><SUP>4</SUP>, or<BR>&rarr; <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_907.htm">Body Criterion</A><SUP>5</SUP>. <BR>I ve not quite decided how the labour would be best distributed. </li><li>The "<a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_15.htm">physical continuity</A><SUP>6</SUP>" view of personal identity encompasses both the body and the <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_55.htm">brain</A><SUP>7</SUP>, with the latter being more important, so that physical continuity is satisfied by a <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_56.htm">BIV</A><SUP>8</SUP>. </li><li>Somatic continuity is underplayed by philosophers who (while engaged in philosophy) focus more on mental predicates than would those less intellectually inclined. </li><li>See <a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3014.htm">James (Susan) - Feminism in Philosophy of Mind: The Question of Personal Identity</A>" and her objections to Williams s and Quinton s hasty avoidance of the somatic aspects of  <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_48.htm">body swapping</A><SUP>9</SUP>  ie. where very different bodies are involved, especially of different sexes; also, the depersonalising effects of trauma. </li><li>However, there may be confusion here between two meanings of  <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_108.htm">what matters</A><SUP>10</SUP> . Of course, it matters to the ballet dancer or heavyweight boxer that they are appropriately embodied, but this is beside the point as far as personal identity (in the <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_12.htm">logical</A><SUP>11</SUP> sense) is concerned. It matters to me if I lose a leg, but I m still the same person if I do (because I continue to have the same <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_22.htm">first-person perspective</A><SUP>12</SUP>  it s <U>me</U> that cares that I ve lost <U>my</U> leg). </li><li>That s why the  <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_940.htm">Future Great Pain Test</A><SUP>13</SUP> (<a name="50"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_156.htm">Unger (Peter) - Identity, Consciousness and Value</A>" / <a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_423.htm">Williams (Bernard) - The Self and the Future</A>") is so useful  it focuses the mind on whether it will be <U>me</U> that <a name="12"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_14.htm">survives</A><SUP>14</SUP>, even in the sad cases where I d prefer it if it wasn t.</li><li>Despite the above comments, and while focus on the body (that is, the brain) is an improvement on focus on the mind (considered as psychology abstracted from its physical enabler), focus on  the body has been superseded in philosophical popularity by focus on the <a name="13"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_113.htm">organism</A><SUP>15</SUP>. See <a name="14"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>16</SUP>. </li><li>As noted above, the segregation of books and papers between these three related Notes is currently somewhat arbitrary. However, I ve decided to park the bulk of them under this head unless they specifically relate to  Continuity or  Criteria .</li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17774_17">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>17</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17774_17"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17774_18">include</A></U><SUB>18</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17774_18"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="51"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_66.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View</A>", Baker</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21334.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Review of 'Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?' by Nancey Murphy</A>", Baker</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4870.htm">Benson (Ophelia) - This Isn't My Body</A>", Benson</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5109.htm">Carter (William) - Our Bodies, Our Selves</A>", Carter</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21125.htm">Hershenov (David) - Review of Nancy Murphy's 'Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?'</A>", Hershenov</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3014.htm">James (Susan) - Feminism in Philosophy of Mind: The Question of Personal Identity</A>", James</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22174.htm">Medlock (Ben) - The body is the missing link for truly intelligent machines</A>", Medlock</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21053.htm">Snowdon (Paul) - Philosophy and the Mind/Body Problem</A>", Snowdon</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4924.htm">Van Inwagen (Peter) - Philosophers and the Words 'Human Body'</A>", Van Inwagen</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_02/Abstract_2438.htm">Williams (Bernard) - Are Persons Bodies?</A>", Williams</li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4979.htm">Atkins (Kim) - Personal Identity and the Importance of One's Own Body: A Response to Derek Parfit</A>", Atkins</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4848.htm">Ayer (A.J.) - Body and Mind</A>", Ayer</li><li><a name="52"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1027.htm">Bermudez (Jose Luis), Marcel (Anthony) & Eilan (Naomi), Eds. - The Body and the Self</A>", Bermudez etc.</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7218.htm">Chisholm (Roderick) - Self-Profile (G. Bodies & H. Persons)</A>", Chisholm</li><li><a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5901.htm">Erlandson (Douglas) - Body Transfer and Disembodiment</A>", Erlandson</li><li><a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5501.htm">Gert (Bernard) - Personal Identity and the Body</A>", Gert</li><li><a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperSummary_3779.htm">Glover (Jonathan) - Am I My Body?</A>", Glover</li><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_13/Abstract_13010.htm">Harrison (Jonathan) - The Embodiment of Mind or What Use Is Having a Body?</A>", Harrison</li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5903.htm">Hazelton (W. Dean) - Strawson and Persons and their Bodies</A>", Hazelton</li><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21097.htm">Hershenov (David) - Organisms and their Bodies: Response to LaPorte</A>", Hershenov</li><li><a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7455.htm">Hoffman (Joshua) & Rosenkrantz (Gary) - Souls and Bodies</A>", Hoffman & Rosenkrantz</li><li><a name="53"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1348.htm">Lakoff (George) & Johnson (Mark) - Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and Its Challenge to Western Thought</A>", Lakoff & Johnson</li><li><a name="37"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23242.htm">LaPorte (Joseph) - On Two Reasons for Denying That Bodies Can Outlast Life</A>", LaPorte</li><li><a name="38"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22974.htm">Lennon (Kathleen) - Body Image and Bodily Imaginaries</A>", Lennon</li><li><a name="39"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5145.htm">Long (Douglas) - The Bodies of Persons</A>", Long</li><li><a name="40"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3423.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - Persons and Their Bodies</A>", Lowe</li><li><a name="54"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_02/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_2888.htm">Murphy (Nancey) - Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?</A>", Murphy</li><li><a name="41"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5254.htm">Odegard (Douglas) - Personal and Bodily Identity</A>", Odegard</li><li><a name="42"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4063.htm">Penelhum (Terence) - 'Bodily Transfer'</A>", Penelhum</li><li><a name="43"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4954.htm">Pollock (John L.) - Persons and Bodies</A>", Pollock</li><li><a name="44"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5146.htm">Shaffer (Jerome) - Persons and Their Bodies</A>", Shaffer</li><li><a name="45"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_543.htm">Shoemaker (Sydney) - Embodiment and Behavior</A>", Shoemaker</li><li><a name="46"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5991.htm">Taylor (Richard) - Persons and Bodies</A>", Taylor</li><li><a name="47"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20967.htm">Taylor (Richard) - Persons and Bodies</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17774_19">Taylor</A></U><SUB>19</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17774_19"></A></li><li><a name="48"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_03/PaperSummary_3924.htm">Vesey (Godfrey N.A.) - Are Persons Identified Only By Reference to Their Bodies</A>", Vesey</li><li><a name="49"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_21/PaperSummary_21646.htm">Wartofsky (Marx W.) - Bodies, Body Parts, And Body Language: Reflections On Ontology And Personal Identity In Medical Practice</A>", Wartofsky</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="15"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>20</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17774_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17774_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (12/03/2018 21:17:17). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_18.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17774_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17774_3"><B>Footnote 3</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>I ve decided to add some text  whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive  for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17774_17"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17774_17"><B>Footnote 17</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17774_18"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17774_18"><B>Footnote 18</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17774_19"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17774_19"><B>Footnote 19</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Not the same as the other identically-entitled work by Taylor! </li></ul> <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 - 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