<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Homo Sapiens (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_17824.htm">Thesis - Homo Sapiens</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_17824.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_11.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_11.htm">Homo Sapiens</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_P17824_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17824_2"></A></u> (as at 28/02/2018 18:40:19): Homo Sapiens</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17824_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17824_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>If <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">animalism</A><SUP>4</SUP> is correct  and we are human animals  then we are members of the species <em>homo sapiens</em>. </li><li>Also relevant is <a name="20"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Blatti (Stephan).htm">Stephan Blatti</A> s  Animal Ancestors Argument for Animalism (see <a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19926.htm">Blatti (Stephan) - A New Argument for Animalism</A>", etc.). </li><li>Consequently, this page probably ought to say something about species, their reality and their status as <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_27.htm">natural kind</A><SUP>5</SUP> concepts. </li><li>I ought also to investigate human evolution, and just when our hominid ancestors became <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_9.htm">persons</A><SUP>6</SUP>. As these ancestors are all gone, investigation of the capacities of our nearest neighbours  the great apes  must make do as a proxy. </li><li>I don t think it s a conceptual truth that the only persons are <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_75.htm">human persons</A><SUP>7</SUP>. Consequently, I do not deny personhood to extinct hominids, or (possibly) to the great apes, dolphins, Klingons, machines, gods, angels and such-like. </li><li>However, I do think it s an empirical truth that the only persons whose personhood we reliably <U>know</U> anything about are human persons, members of the species <em>homo sapiens</em> so think we should start there. </li><li>Also, my main <U>interest</U> is in human persons, so this will be my initial focus. </li><li>Since, I will need to consider whether human persons can exist in non-human <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_18.htm">bodies</A><SUP>8</SUP> <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_48.htm">(transmigration</A><SUP>9</SUP>, <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_47.htm">mechanisation</A><SUP>10</SUP>, <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_97.htm">resurrection</A><SUP>11</SUP> bodies) or even as <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_69.htm">disembodied</A><SUP>12</SUP> <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_100.htm">minds</A><SUP>13</SUP>, I will need to move on from this base camp.</li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17824_14">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>14</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17824_14"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17824_15">include</A></U><SUB>15</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17824_15"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15677.htm">Krause (Johannes) - Our Ancestral Cave Gets More Crowded</A>", Krause</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15604.htm">McKie (Robin) - Out of Africa: The Sequel</A>", McKie</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4762.htm">Olson (Eric) - Human People Or Human Animals</A>", Olson</li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3673.htm">Berry (R.J.) & Noble (T.A.) - Darwin, Creation and the Fall</A>", Berry</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3667.htm">De Waal (Frans) - Our Inner Ape: The Best and Worst of Human Nature</A>", De Waal</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6531.htm">De Waal (Frans) - Primates and Philosophers: How Morality Evolved</A>", De Waal</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_02/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_2441.htm">De Waal (Frans) - The Ape and the Sushi Master: Cultural Reflections of a Primatologist</A>", De Waal</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_204.htm">Eccles (John) - Evolution of the Brain, Creation of the Self</A>", Eccles</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1393.htm">Ghiselin (Michael) - Metaphysics and the Origin of Species</A>", Ghiselin</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6699.htm">Harari (Yuval Noah) - Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind</A>", Harari</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1944.htm">Hartl (Daniel L.) - Our Uncertain Heritage: Genetics & Human Diversity</A>", Hartl</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1859.htm">Johanson (Donald) & Shreeve (James) - Lucy's Child: The Discovery of a Human Ancestor</A>", Johanson</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5097.htm">Kitcher (Patricia) - Natural Kinds and Unnatural Persons</A>", Kitcher</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7403.htm">LaPorte (Joseph) - Essential Membership</A>", LaPorte</li><li><a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_817.htm">Lieberman (Philip) - Eve Spoke - Human Language and Human Evolution</A>", Lieberman</li><li><a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_04/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_4309.htm">Savage-Rumbaugh (E.Sue) & Lewin (Roger) - Kanzi: Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind</A>", Savage-Rumbaugh<BR>&rarr; <a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17121.htm">Pearce (E.K. Victor) - Review of 'Kanzi: Ape at the Brink of the Human Mind' by Sue Savage-Rumbaugh & Roger Lewin</A>"</li><li><a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_03/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_3101.htm">Schick (Kathy D.) & Toth (Nicholas) - Making Silent Stones Speak: Human Evolution and the Dawn of Technology</A>", Schick</li><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6483.htm">Suddendorf (Thomas) - The Gap</A>", Suddendorf</li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1870.htm">Tattersall (Ian), Delson (Eric) & Van Couvering (John), Eds. - Encyclopaedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory</A>", Tattersall</li><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6471.htm">Young (J.Z.) - An Introduction to the Study of Man</A>", Young</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="12"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>16</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17824_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17824_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 (28/02/2018 18:40:19). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_11.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17824_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17824_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_P17824_14"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17824_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_P17824_15"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17824_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> <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="2018-08-17T12:09" pubdate>17/08/2018 12:09:36</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>