<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Body Criterion (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_17775.htm">Thesis - Body Criterion</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_17775.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_907.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_9/Notes_907.htm">Body Criterion</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_P17775_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17775_2"></A></u> (as at 12/03/2018 21:17:17): Body Criterion</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17775_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17775_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>I intend this Note to cover just what it is that makes a body continue the same body over time. 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</A><SUP>5</SUP><BR>& will cover more general issues, though I ve not quite decided how the labour would be best distributed. </li><li>I will consider bodies as  lumps of matter under this Note. For the persistence criteria of <U>living</U> bodies <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_113.htm">(Organisms</A><SUP>6</SUP>), see the Note on the <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_9/Notes_911.htm">Biological Criterion</A><SUP>7</SUP>. </li><li>This Note will need to consider <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_85.htm">mereological</A><SUP>8</SUP> matters  such as mereological essentialism  as far as they apply to bodies. </li><li>One of the <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_112.htm">troubling</A><SUP>9</SUP> areas for <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>10</SUP>  the corpse problem  arises from the denial that I am identical to my  corpse to be , and that when I die, a new item  my <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_65.htm">corpse</A><SUP>11</SUP>  which is not identical to my pre-mortem body (which was an organism) because it has different <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_91.htm">persistence conditions</A><SUP>12</SUP>. This sudden popping into existence seems counter-intuitive  but otherwise there seem to be two items co-located pre-mortem  the organism and the body. Olson gets round the problem by denying the existence of  bodies  but this isn t very intuitive either. </li><li>As noted above, the segregation of books and papers between these three related Notes is currently somewhat arbitrary. Currently, the categorised reading-list on this topic is fairly diminutive. Most potentially-relevant items appear under  Body . Some of the items in the lists below are somewhat speculative. </li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17775_13">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>13</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17775_13"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17775_14">include</A></U><SUB>14</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17775_14"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7624.htm">Blatti (Stephan) - Animalism and its Implications</A>", Blatti</li><li><a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3742.htm">Garrett (Brian) - Criteria of Personal Identity</A>", Garrett</li><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3963.htm">Noonan (Harold) - An Initial Survey</A>", Noonan</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5442.htm">Schechtman (Marya) - Reidentification: Conclusion</A>", Schechtman</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_16/Abstract_16540.htm">Thomas (Janice L.) - The bodily criterion</A>", Thomas</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_16/Abstract_16542.htm">Thomas (Janice L.) - What matters for survival and the logical possibility of resurrection</A>", Thomas</li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6486.htm">Bourgeois (Warren) - Contemporary Philosophers' Views on Persons: Wiggins and Williams</A>", Bourgeois</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_09/Abstract_9805.htm">Garbacz (Pawel) - What is a level of a criterion of identity?</A>", Garbacz</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5248.htm">Garver (Newton) - Criterion of Personal Identity</A>", Garver</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3629.htm">Hudson (Hud) - The Criterion of Personal Identity</A>", Hudson</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_14/Abstract_14535.htm">Hudson (Hud) - I am Not an Animal!</A>", Hudson</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_16/Abstract_16428.htm">Johnston (Mark) - Is Heaven a Place We Can Get To?</A>", Johnston</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22074.htm">Johnston (Mark) - Remnant Persons: Animalism's Undoing</A>", Johnston</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3446.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - What Is a Criterion Of Identity?</A>", Lowe</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3447.htm">Mavrodes (George I.) - The Life Everlasting and the Bodily Criterion of Identity</A>", Mavrodes</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7171.htm">Olson (Eric) - Is there a Bodily Criterion of Personal Identity</A>", Olson</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5059.htm">Sider (Ted) - Criteria of Personal Identity and the Limits of Conceptual Analysis</A>", Sider</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>15</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17775_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17775_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_9/Notes_907.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17775_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17775_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_P17775_13"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17775_13"><B>Footnote 13</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_P17775_14"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17775_14"><B>Footnote 14</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> <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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