- This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note 'Psychological View1' during my Thesis research, as from 2011.
- For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Statistics" above.
Write-up2 (as at 11/03/2018 20:19:41): Psychological View
- This is the view, originating with Locke4, that the matter of primary importance in matters of personal identity is the psychological continuity5 (or maybe of psychological connectedness6).
- No-one denies that our psychology7 is important to us, but making it constitutive of our identity has led to much confusion and paradox.
- In particular it encourages the idea that the same human being8 may not be the same person9 throughout its life10, or that the same person may “hop” from one human being to another.
- I wish to deny both these possibilities.
- Works on this topic that I’ve actually read11, include12 the following:-
- A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:-
- This is mostly a place-holder13. Currently, just see the categorised reading-list.
- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (11/03/2018 20:19:41).
- Link to Latest Write-Up Note.
- A number of my philosophical Notes are “promissory notes” currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned.
- 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.
- As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance.
- The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists.
- Frequently I’ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note.
- In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time.
- 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.
- My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I’ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage.
- 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.
- Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected.
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