- This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note 'Reductionism1' during my Thesis research, as from 2011.
- For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Statistics" above.
Write-up2 (as at 14/07/2019 18:05:46): Reductionism
- Reductionism in the field of Personal Identity has much the same meaning as elsewhere in philosophy, namely:-
- Explanatory Reduction: explaining PID in terms of simpler concepts4, or
- Ontological Reduction: saying that persons5 are “really” other things, or are made up of or constituted by6 other things.
- This contrasts with the Simple View7, which denies this.
- Currently, my thoughts on the matter are derived from:-
→ "Garrett (Brian) - Personal Identity and Reductionism", and
→ "Garrett (Brian) - Animalism and Reductionism",
but I will add to the topic further over time.
- From my perspective, the interesting element is Garrett’s consideration of Phase Sortals8.
- For a page of Links9 to this Note, Click here. There were too many links to perform an updating run, so I’ve just eyeballed the results and selected a few titles.
- Works on this topic that I’ve actually read10, include the following:-
- A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:-
- This is mostly a place-holder11. 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 (14/07/2019 18:05:46).
- Link to Latest Write-Up Note.
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