- This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note 'Taking Persons Seriously1' during my Thesis research, as from 2011.
- For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above.
Write-up2 (as at 25/05/2018 17:35:31): Taking Persons Seriously
- Baker4 accuses animalists5 of “not taking persons seriously”.
- But, how seriously should they be taken (in metaphysics)?
- Probably what really matters ontologically6 is the possession of a conscious7 (though not necessarily self-conscious8) perspective. This is what we must take seriously.
- Baker would argue that there exists an ontological difference at this stage too … but, why is the first-person perspective9 so very important – all that worrying about death?
- Buddhists are trying to lose this sense of self10. Do all cultures have it?
- See "Wong (David) - Relativism" for the Chinese view, which takes the community more seriously than the individual.
- Whether we ought to take moral or rational beings extra seriously is the point at issue.
- For a page of Links11 to this Note, Click here. Unfortunately, for this topic the page is rather diminutive.
- It is difficult, in consequence, to prepare a reading list for this topic, which is touched on – usually parenthetically – in papers dealing with other topics. The lists below are to be treated in that light. Indeed, the only items – apart from Chapter 9 of "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View" – are the papers in "Baker (Lynne Rudder), Etc. - E-Symposium on 'Persons & Bodies: A Constitution View'", though there are doubtless many other papers by Lynne Rudder Baker that are relevant and which will be picked up as I review them in detail.
- Works on this topic that I’ve actually read12, include13 the following:-
- "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - In Favour Of the Constitution View", Baker
- "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Reply to Garrett", Baker
- "Garrett (Brian) - The Story of I: Some Comments on L.R.Baker 'Persons & Bodies'", Garrett
- "Olson (Eric) - Thinking Animals and the Constitution View", Olson
- "Noonan (Harold) - Arguments Against Animalism: Comments on L.R.Baker 'Persons & Bodies'", Noonan
- A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:-
- To be supplied?
- This is mostly a place-holder14. 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 (25/05/2018 17:35:31).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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