<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Hume (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_17827.htm">Thesis - Hume</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_17827.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PapersToNotes_17827.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_76.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_76.htm">Hume</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_P17827_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17827_2"></A></u> (as at 28/02/2018 23:42:43): Hume</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17827_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17827_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>This Note will cover <a name="24"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/H/Author_Hume (David).htm">David Hume</A> s Bundle Theory of the human person. However, as this is  as even Hume seemed to agree  hopeless, and I have no intention of becoming a Hume scholar with the intention of extracting some goodness out of it  this Note will simply be a parking-bay for any references that crop up. </li><li>All I seem to have at the moment is this discussion of the provenance of the term  Bundle :- <ol type="1"><li><a name="25"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Baggini (Julian).htm">Julian Baggini</A> questioned the origin of the term on Philos_List in July 2010, and initially made the following comment, <FONT COLOR = "800080"><ul type="square"><li>No one seems to know who the first person to describe Humean personal identity theories as "Bundle Theories" but there is a passage in Hume which seems to be the inspiration for it. </li><li>Hume notes that "There are some philosophers who imagine we are every moment intimately conscious of what we call our SELF," but goes on to write:</li><li> <em>But setting aside some metaphysicians of this kind, I may venture to affirm of the rest of mankind, that they are nothing but a bundle or collection of different perceptions, which succeed each other with an inconceivable rapidity, and are in a perpetual flux and movement. Our eyes cannot turn in their sockets without varying our perceptions. Our thought is still more variable than our sight; and all our other senses and faculties contribute to this change; nor is there any single power of the soul, which remains unalterably the same, perhaps for one moment.</em> (<em>A Treatise of Human Nature</em>, <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4148.htm">Hume (David) - Treatise I.IV.VI: Of Personal Identity</A>"). </li><li>This seems to be Hume's only use of the word "Bundle" in the whole of the treatise. </li></ul></FONT></li><li>But Baggini then received the following responses:- <ul type="square"><li>Mattia Riccardi points out that Reid uses the terms  bundle when describing Hume's view in Essays on the Intellectual Power, II, 12: <FONT COLOR = "800080">"what we call a <em>body</em>, is only a bundle of sensations; and what we call the <em>mind</em>, is only a bundle of thoughts, passions, and emotions, without any subject". </FONT></li><li>David Taylor also notes that <FONT COLOR = "800080">"the phrase "bundle of perceptions" is used a number of times in T. H. Green's introduction to Hume's works" which may account for its popularity. </FONT> </li></ul></li></ol></li><li>Currently, the categorised reading-list below includes all sorts of general stuff by or about Hume on all manner of subjects. I need to prune it so that only items relevant to personal identity are included. </li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17827_4">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>4</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17827_4"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17827_5">include</A></U><SUB>5</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17827_5"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="4"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4147.htm">Hume (David) - Our Idea Of Identity</A>", Hume</li><li><a name="5"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4148.htm">Hume (David) - Treatise I.IV.VI: Of Personal Identity</A>", Hume</li><li><a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4149.htm">Hume (David) - Second Thoughts (on Personal Identity)</A>", Hume</li><li><a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3966.htm">Noonan (Harold) - Hume</A>", Noonan</li><li><a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_549.htm">Penelhum (Terence) - Self-Identity and Self-Regard</A>", Penelhum</li><li><a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21029.htm">Snowdon (Paul) - The Self and Personal Identity</A>", Snowdon</li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="10"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15878.htm">Baxter (Donald L.M.) - Hume's Puzzle about Identity</A>", Baxter</li><li><a name="11"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6383.htm">Bennett (Jonathan) - Hume and Leibniz on Personal Identity</A>", Bennett</li><li><a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15881.htm">Biro (John I.) - Hume on Self-Identity and Memory</A>", Biro</li><li><a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_13/Abstract_13015.htm">Brennan (Andrew) - Fragmented Selves and the Problem of Ownership</A>", Brennan</li><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6384.htm">Fogelin (Robert) - Hume's Worries about Personal Identity</A>", Fogelin</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_210.htm">Garrett (Brian) - Hume's Self-Doubts about Personal Identity</A>", Garrett</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5014.htm">Green (Michael) - The Idea Of A Momentary Self And Hume's Theory Of Personal Identity</A>", Green</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_02/PaperSummary_2168.htm">Hirsch (Eli) - Hume's Distinction Between Genuine and Fictitious Identity</A>", Hirsch</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4080.htm">Pears (David) - Personal Identity: The Problem and Hume's Rejection of Current Solutions</A>", Pears</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4081.htm">Pears (David) - Personal Identity: Hume's Solution and his Later Recantation</A>", Pears</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15871.htm">Penelhum (Terence) - Hume on Personal Identity</A>", Penelhum</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15870.htm">Stone (Jim) - Hume on Identity: A Defense</A>", Stone</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_08/PaperSummary_8837.htm">Stroud (Barry) - The Continued and Distinct Existence of Bodies</A>", Stroud</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_08/PaperSummary_8838.htm">Stroud (Barry) - The Idea of Personal Identity</A>", Stroud</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>6</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17827_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17827_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 23:42:43). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_76.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17827_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17827_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_P17827_4"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17827_4"><B>Footnote 4</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_P17827_5"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17827_5"><B>Footnote 5</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><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - 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