<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Constitution View (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_17794.htm">Thesis - Constitution View</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_17794.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_25.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_25.htm">Constitution View</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_P17794_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17794_2"></A></u> (as at 24/06/2018 16:32:10): Constitution View</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17794_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17794_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>The Constitution View is that <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_75.htm">human persons</A><SUP>4</SUP> are <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_62.htm">constituted</A><SUP>5</SUP> by their <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_18.htm">bodies</A><SUP>6</SUP> but are not identical to them, though a lot more needs to be said here. </li><li>The primary source is <a name="54"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Baker (Lynne Rudder).htm">Lynne Rudder Baker</A>, starting with <a name="55"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_66.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View</A>". </li><li>Baker s account of constitution is not the standard <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_85.htm">mereological</A><SUP>7</SUP> account, of some larger body being constituted by its parts, but is her own idea that requires explication. She appears to have a non-mereological view of constitution which is hard to unravel, involving the relation of one complete thing to another (or to a context). </li><li>I also need to discuss her concern for primary <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_80.htm">kinds</A><SUP>8</SUP>, and the concept of  having of <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_93.htm">properties</A><SUP>9</SUP> derivatively . </li><li>It s unclear to me whether the <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_55.htm">brain</A><SUP>10</SUP> has a special place for Baker; as far as I remember, she uniformly refers to  bodies .</li><li>Baker also has a commitment to PERSONs being <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_101.htm">substances</A><SUP>11</SUP> in their own right, rather than personhood being an honorific title applied to substances that at other times might not deserve the honorific. </li><li>She also reifies a useful idea  that of a <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_22.htm">First-person Perspective</A><SUP>12</SUP>. It is the FPP that individuates persons, according to Baker, so the FPP requires explanation as well. </li><li>For a page of <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17794_13">Links</A></U><SUB>13</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17794_13"></A> to this Note, <a href="Notes_25_Links.htm">Click here</a>.</li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17794_14">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>14</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17794_14"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17794_15">include</A></U><SUB>15</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17794_15"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5196.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Brief Reply to Rosenkrantz's Comments on my 'The Ontological Status of Persons'</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21327.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - EmbryosandStemCellResearch</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7293.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Material Persons and the Doctrine of Resurrection</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="56"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_66.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View</A>", Baker, especially & <BR>&rarr; <a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3674.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons in the Material World</A>" <BR>&rarr; <a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3678.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Personal Identity Over Time</A>" <BR>&rarr; <a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3681.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - The Coherence Of the Constitution View of Human Persons</A>" <BR>&rarr; <a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3682.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - In Favour Of the Constitution View</A>" </li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5137.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Precis of 'Persons & Bodies: A Constitution View'</A>", Baker</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21333.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Review of 'What Are We? A Study in Personal Ontology' by Eric T. Olson</A>", Baker</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7300.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Reply to Zimmerman s 'Christians Should Affirm Mind-Body Dualism'</A>", Baker</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7285.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - The Difference that Self-Consciousness Makes</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5194.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - The Ontological Status of Persons</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4282.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - What Am I?</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7312.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - When Do Persons Begin and End?</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="57"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3304.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder), Etc. - E-Symposium on 'Persons & Bodies: A Constitution View'</A>", Baker, Etc.</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12073.htm">Blatti (Stephan) - Animalism Unburdened</A>", Blatti</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20715.htm">Corcoran (Kevin) - Rethinking Human Nature: Introduction - What Kind of Things Are We?</A>", Corcoran</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5807.htm">DeGrazia (David) - Are we essentially persons? Olson, Baker, and a reply</A>", DeGrazia</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_458.htm">Garrett (Brian) - The Story of I: Some Comments on L.R.Baker 'Persons & Bodies'</A>", Garrett</li><li><a name="30"></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="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_262.htm">Johnston (Mark) - Human Beings</A>", Johnston</li><li><a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22906.htm">Kazez (Jean) - The Philosophical Parent: Asking the Hard Questions About Having and Raising Children</A>", Kazez</li><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_460.htm">Olson (Eric) - Thinking Animals and the Constitution View</A>", Olson</li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5195.htm">Rosenkrantz (Gary) - Reflections on the Ontological Status of Persons</A>", Rosenkrantz</li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17794_16">might start with</A></U><SUB>16</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17794_16"></A>:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20169.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Everyday Concepts as a Guide to Reality</A>", Baker</li><li><a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7293.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Material Persons and the Doctrine of Resurrection</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="37"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6205.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Materialism with a Human Face</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="38"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7298.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - On Being One s Own Person</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="39"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_14/Abstract_14537.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and the Natural Order</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="40"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7308.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Review of 'A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person' by Hud Hudson</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="41"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6979.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - When Does a Person Begin?</A>", Baker </li><li><a name="42"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21959.htm">Buckareff (Andrei A.) & Van Wagenen (Joel S.) - Surviving Resurrection</A>", Buckareff </li><li><a name="43"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_08/Abstract_8885.htm">Corcoran (Kevin) - Persons, Bodies and the Constitution Relation</A>", Corcoran</li><li><a name="58"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6335.htm">Corcoran (Kevin) - Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul</A>", Corcoran</li><li><a name="44"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6469.htm">DeGrazia (David) - Human Persons: Numerical Identity and Essence</A>", DeGrazia</li><li><a name="59"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1398.htm">Lizza (John) - Persons, Humanity, & the Definition of Death</A>", Lizza</li><li><a name="45"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6204.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - Identity, Composition, and the Simplicity of the Self</A>", Lowe</li><li><a name="46"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3911.htm">Merricks (Trenton) - Objects & Persons: Preface</A>", Merricks</li><li><a name="47"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5209.htm">Olson (Eric) - Lowe's Defence of Constitutionalism</A>", Olson</li><li><a name="48"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12012.htm">Olson (Eric) - What Are We? Constitution</A>", Olson</li><li><a name="49"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1328.htm">Thomson (Judith Jarvis) - People and Their Bodies</A>", Thomson</li><li><a name="50"></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="51"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5900.htm">Van Inwagen (Peter) - Reply to Reviewers</A>", Van Inwagen</li><li><a name="52"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5359.htm">Wasserman (Ryan) - The Constitution Question</A>", Wasserman</li><li><a name="53"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6980.htm">Wilson (Robert) - Persons, Social Agency, and Constitution</A>", Wilson</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>17</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17794_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17794_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 (24/06/2018 16:32:10). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_25.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17794_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17794_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_P17794_13"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17794_13"><B>Footnote 13</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>If only a  non-updating run has been made, the links are only one-way  ie. from the page of links to the objects that reference this Note by mentioning the appropriate key-word(s). The links are also only indicative, as they haven t yet been confirmed as relevant. </li><li>Once an updating run has been made, links are both ways, and links from this Notes page (from the  Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note and  Summary of Note Links to this Page sections) are to the  point of link within the page rather than to the page generically. Links from the  links page remain generic. </li><li>There are two sorts of updating runs  for Notes and other Objects. The reason for this is that Notes are archived, and too many archived versions would be created if this process were repeatedly run. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17794_14"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17794_14"><B>Footnote 14</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_P17794_15"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17794_15"><B>Footnote 15</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_P17794_16"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17794_16"><B>Footnote 16</A></B></U>: This list needs a review.<BR><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></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="2018-08-13T13:19" pubdate>13/08/2018 13:19:38</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>