<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Lewis (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_17834.htm">Thesis - Lewis</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_17834.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_82.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_82.htm">Lewis</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_P17834_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17834_2"></A></u> (as at 06/03/2018 21:21:36): Lewis</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17834_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17834_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li><a name="31"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/L/Author_Lewis (David).htm">David Lewis</A> s views on personal identity are characterised by his espousal of <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_42.htm">perdurantism</A><SUP>4</SUP>. </li><li>As is discussed under that Note, perdurantist metaphysics avoids the <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1003.htm">reduplication</A><SUP>5</SUP> problems for identity-preservation following <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_33.htm">fission</A><SUP>6</SUP>. See also my Note on <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_43.htm">Counting Persons</A><SUP>7</SUP>.</li><li>Lewis is also important for espousing realism with respect to possible worlds. The <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_121.htm">modal</A><SUP>8</SUP> counterpart relation is used as an analogy in <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_761.htm">exdurantism</A><SUP>9</SUP>. I will not discuss any of this here. </li><li><a name="32"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Baker (Lynne Rudder).htm">Lynne Rudder Baker</A> charges Lewis with trying to reduce the <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_22.htm">First Person Perspective</A><SUP>10</SUP>. </li><li>Lewis discusses the <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">Thought Experiment</A><SUP>11</SUP> of <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_45.htm">Methuselah</A><SUP>12</SUP>, important for the <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_114.htm">Psychological View</A><SUP>13</SUP> of personal identity. Lewis espouses the PV and thinks that several <a name="12"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_9.htm">persons</A><SUP>14</SUP> can exist successively in a single human animal. </li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17834_15">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>15</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17834_15"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17834_16">include</A></U><SUB>16</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17834_16"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_118.htm">Lewis (David) - Attitudes De Dicto and De Se</A>", Lewis</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_112.htm">Lewis (David) - Counterparts of Persons and Their Bodies</A>", Lewis</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_113.htm">Lewis (David) - Survival and Identity</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17834_17">Lewis</A></U><SUB>17</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17834_17"></A></li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1781.htm">Lewis (David) - The Problem of Temporary Intrinsics</A>", Lewis</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_21/Abstract_21368.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Reductive Approaches to the First-Person Perspective</A>", <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17834_18">Baker</A></U><SUB>18</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17834_18"></A></li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6666.htm">Belzer (Marvin) - Self-Conception and Personal Identity: Revisiting Parfit and Lewis with an Eye on the Grip of the Unity Reaction</A>", Belzer</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19956.htm">Hawley (Katherine) - David Lewis on Persistence</A>", Hawley</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1250.htm">Lewis (David) - Individuation By Acquaintance and By Stipulation</A>", Lewis</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_08/Abstract_8013.htm">Lewis (David) - Counterparts or Double Lives</A>", Lewis</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1239.htm">Lewis (David) - Many, But Almost One</A>", Lewis</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1238.htm">Lewis (David) - Noneism or Allism?</A>", Lewis</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1707.htm">Lewis (David) - Vague Identity: Evans Misunderstood</A>", Lewis</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22024.htm">Moyer (Mark) - A Survival Guide to Fission</A>", Moyer</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5049.htm">Roberts (Melinda) - Lewis's Theory Of Personal Identity</A>", Roberts</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21971.htm">Williams (J. Robbie G.) - An Argument for the Many</A>", Williams</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="13"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>19</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_P17834_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17834_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 (06/03/2018 21:21:36). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_82.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17834_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17834_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_P17834_15"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17834_15"><B>Footnote 15</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_P17834_16"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17834_16"><B>Footnote 16</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_P17834_17"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17834_17"><B>Footnote 17</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>The Methuselah TE appears in this paper</li><li>See <a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20403.htm">Funkhouser (Eric) - Notes on Lewis,  Survival and Identity </A>". </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17834_18"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17834_18"><B>Footnote 18</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Maybe also <a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21193.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Does Naturalism Rest on a Mistake?</A>". </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="2018-08-13T13:21" pubdate>13/08/2018 13:21:03</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>