<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Cartesian Ego (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_17782.htm">Thesis - Cartesian Ego</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=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17782.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PapersToNotes_17782.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_40.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_40.htm">Cartesian Ego</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_P17782_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17782_2"></A></u> (as at 03/02/2018 23:47:02): Cartesian Ego</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17782_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17782_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>That we are Cartesian Egos has been a popular suggestion in answer to the question of <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_734.htm">what we are</A><SUP>4</SUP>. It is presumably what those who support the <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_114.htm">Psychological View</A><SUP>5</SUP> have in mind. </li><li>There is some overlap with <a name="39"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Baker (Lynne Rudder).htm">Lynne Rudder Baker</A> s focus on a <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_22.htm">First-Person perspective</A><SUP>6</SUP>. Just what is it that s supposed to look out on the world if not a Cartesian Ego? But Baker is not a <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_124.htm">dualist</A><SUP>7</SUP> (at least not in the <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17782_8">Cartesian</A></U><SUB>8</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17782_8"></A> sense)  she thinks of us as belonging to the <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_9.htm">PERSON</A><SUP>9</SUP> <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_101.htm">substantial</A><SUP>10</SUP> <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_80.htm">kind</A><SUP>11</SUP>, presently <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_62.htm">constituted by</A><SUP>12</SUP> a human <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_18.htm">body</A><SUP>13</SUP>. The person does not have separate existence to the human body, in the way in which the Cartesian Ego does  which is (allegedly) separable from the body (and capable of living in <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_69.htm">disembodied</A><SUP>14</SUP> form). I think for Baker we are essentially embodied  just not <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17782_15">by</A></U><SUB>15</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17782_15"></A> the same body. </li><li>I say more about dualism in the <a name="12"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_124.htm">Note</A><SUP>16</SUP> thereon.</li><li>With respect to the Cartesian Ego, we need to consider just how psychologically <a name="13"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_105.htm">unified human persons</A><SUP>17</SUP> are, and whether or not the mind is formally modular. In particular, is there massive modularity, or is there an executive? And is it the executive that is the Cartesian Ego? </li><li>In this connection, I must consider psychological accounts of <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17782_18">modularity</A></U><SUB>18</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17782_18"></A> of mind from the identity perspective, rather than straying too far into philosophy of mind and psychology. This will feature mainly in discussion of <a name="14"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_112.htm">objections to Animalism</A><SUP>19</SUP>. </li><li>There will be overlap between this Note and that on <a name="15"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1179.htm">I</A><SUP>20</SUP>. </li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17782_21">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>21</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17782_21"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17782_22">include</A></U><SUB>22</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17782_22"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6480.htm">Bourgeois (Warren) - Modern Philosophers' Views on Persons: The Renaissance and the Early Moderns</A>", Bourgeois</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21357.htm">Cargile (James) - Review of Hintikka - Cogito, Ergo Sum: Inference or Performance?</A>", Cargile</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_09/Abstract_9626.htm">Chalmers (David) - How Cartesian Dualism Might Have Been True</A>", Chalmers</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_4.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - The Cartesian Theatre and 'Filling In' the Stream of Consciousness</A>", Dennett</li><li><a name="40"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_519.htm">Fodor (Jerry) - The Modularity of Mind: An Essay on Faculty Psychology</A>", Fodor</li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21191.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Beyond the Cartesian Self</A>", Baker</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_01/PaperSummary_1325.htm">Brink (David) - Rational Egoism and the Separateness of Persons</A>", Brink</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12288.htm">Carruthers (Peter) - Fragmentary consciousness and the Cartesian theatre</A>", Carruthers</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6062.htm">Flew (Anthony) - The Cartesian Assumption</A>", Flew</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_09/Abstract_9564.htm">Flew (Anthony) - The Cartesian Turn</A>", Flew</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6196.htm">Foster (John) - A Brief Defense of the Cartesian View</A>", Foster</li><li><a name="41"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_575.htm">Glover (Jonathan) - I: Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity</A>", Glover</li><li><a name="27"></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="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_14/Abstract_14529.htm">Hawthorne (John) - Cartesian Dualism</A>", Hawthorne</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21354.htm">Hintikka (Jaakko) - Cogito, Ergo Sum as an Inference and a Performance</A>", Hintikka</li><li><a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21355.htm">Hintikka (Jaakko) - The Cartesian Cogito, Epistemic Logic and Neuroscience: Some Surprising Interrelations</A>", Hintikka</li><li><a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21356.htm">Hintikka (Jaakko) - Cogito, Ergo Sum: Inference or Performance?</A>", Hintikka</li><li><a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_13/Abstract_13223.htm">Kerr (Fergus) - The Modern Philosophy of Self in Recent Theology</A>", Kerr</li><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_02/Abstract_2636.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - Real Selves: Persons as a Substantial Kind</A>", Lowe</li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_14/Abstract_14531.htm">Swinburne (Richard) - From Mental/Physical Identity to Substance Dualism</A>", Swinburne</li><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12799.htm">Valberg (J.J.) - Imagination and the Cartesian Self</A>", Valberg</li><li><a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5151.htm">Van Fraassen (Bas) - Transcendence of the Ego (The Non-Existent Knight)</A>", Van Fraassen</li><li><a name="37"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_14/Abstract_14533.htm">Wong (Hong Yu) - Cartesian Psychophysics</A>", Wong</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="16"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>23</SUP>. Currently, just see the categorised reading-list. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17782_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17782_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 (03/02/2018 23:47:02). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_40.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17782_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17782_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_P17782_8"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17782_8"><B>Footnote 8</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>See her <a name="38"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7299.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Christians Should Reject Mind-Body Dualism</A>". </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17782_15"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17782_15"><B>Footnote 15</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Or, rather than  embodied <u>by</u> ,  embodied  <u>as</u> ? </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17782_18"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17782_18"><B>Footnote 18</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>For Modularity of Mind, see especially <a name="42"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_519.htm">Fodor (Jerry) - The Modularity of Mind: An Essay on Faculty Psychology</A>". </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17782_21"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17782_21"><B>Footnote 21</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_P17782_22"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17782_22"><B>Footnote 22</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 - 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="2018-08-17T12:08" pubdate>17/08/2018 12:08:11</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>