- 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 Statistics" above.
Write-up2 (as at 14/07/2019 18:05:46): 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, include 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-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 (14/07/2019 18:05:46).
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