<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Multiple Personality Disorder (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_17844.htm">Thesis - Multiple Personality Disorder</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_17844.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_86.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_86.htm">Multiple Personality Disorder</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_P17844_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17844_2"></A></u> (as at 02/08/2018 15:48:58): Multiple Personality Disorder</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17844_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17844_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>MPD is otherwise known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). </li><li>This condition is normally viewed as <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_119.htm">psychopathological</A><SUP>4</SUP>, to be treated by therapy. It occurs where a <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_74.htm">human being</A><SUP>5</SUP> is, or appears to be,  home to more than one <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_9.htm">person</A><SUP>6</SUP>, or at least more than one <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_92.htm">personality</A><SUP>7</SUP>. </li><li>These persons/personalities may be radically dissimilar, and are (as the alternative designation implies) dissociated from one another. They can be like Locke s night and day man  incommunicable consciousnesses , unaware of one another s existence  hence being in Lockean terms different persons; or, they can be aware of one another, but as of distinct persons. </li><li>No doubt one could complain that the clinically-recorded cases are exaggerated, fabrications or otherwise unreliable. But there seems nothing wrong with them as <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_32.htm">TEs</A><SUP>8</SUP>, and ones least open to cavil given their approximation to reality. </li><li>Effectively, we have a <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_55.htm">brain</A><SUP>9</SUP> running more than one <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1137.htm">mind</A><SUP>10</SUP>-program (on the  mind-as-software approach); or a brain segregated into more than virtual machine (on the  mind as hardware ) approach to the mind-brain relationship. </li><li>MPDs pose no problems to those espousing the <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_114.htm">Psychological View</A><SUP>11</SUP> (PV)  other than ethical issues concerning  therapeutic suppression or unification of the alleged multiple persons (see <a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15136.htm">Shoemaker (David) - Moral Issues at the End of Life</A>"), but what is the response of or the <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_25.htm">Constitution View</A><SUP>12</SUP> (CV)? Can we have more than one person  with more than one <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_22.htm">First Person Perspective</A><SUP>13</SUP> (FPP)  constituted by the same human body? <a name="12"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_24.htm">Animalism</A><SUP>14</SUP> ignores psychological factors altogether as far as identity is concerned, so won t be troubled. </li><li>For a page of <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17844_15">Links</A></U><SUB>15</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17844_15"></A> to this Note, <a href="Notes_86_Links.htm">Click here</a>.</li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17844_16">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>16</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17844_16"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17844_17">include</A></U><SUB>17</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17844_17"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li></li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li></li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="13"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>18</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_P17844_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17844_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 (02/08/2018 15:48:58). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_86.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17844_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17844_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_P17844_15"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17844_15"><B>Footnote 15</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_P17844_16"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17844_16"><B>Footnote 16</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_P17844_17"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17844_17"><B>Footnote 17</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="2018-08-14T17:55" pubdate>14/08/2018 17:55:23</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>