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Write-up2 (as at 20/06/2018 17:16:48): Cerebrum
- The cerebrum is the centre for the higher cognitive capacities of the brain4, and hence of human and other animal5 psychology6.
- It is (or they are) one option for the choice of “what we are7” on the part of those who hold the Psychological View8 of personal identity.
- The two cerebral hemispheres are joined by the commissures, and commissurotomy9 is a favourite TE10, being an alleged case – suitably elaborated – of the fission11 of the person12; which again (allegedly) shows the non-identity of the human person13 and his animal14.
- There is some slackness in the literature where (whole) brain transplants15 and (double) cerebrum transplants are not distinguished, and where half-brain transplants (whatever these might be in practice) and single-cerebrum transplants are confused.
- For a page of Links16 to this Note, Click here.
- This Note overlaps to a great degree with others, some just noted, in particular:-
→ Brain Transplants18
- In the reading lists, I’ve tried to restrict the “outstanding” list to those that describe what the cerebrums are and how they function – to place constraints on the TEs20. But I’ve been more liberal21 in the “already read” list.
- Works on this topic that I’ve actually read22, include23 the following:-
- "Bear (Mark), Connors (Barry) & Paradiso (Michael) - Neuroscience", Bear et al, 2002
- "Corcoran (Kevin) - Biology or Psychology? Human Persons and Personal Identity", Corcoran
- "Dennett (Daniel) - Where Am I?", Dennett
- "Liao (S. Matthew) - The Organism View Defended", Liao
- "Mackie (David) - Personal Identity and Dead People", Mackie
- "Madden (Rory) - Human Persistence", Madden
- "Murphy (Nancey) - I Cerebrate Myself: Is there a little man inside your brain?", Murphy, 1999
- "Olson (Eric) - Animalism and the Remnant-Person Problem", Olson
- "Olson (Eric) - Human People Or Human Animals", Olson
- "Olson (Eric) - Is Psychology Relevant To Personal Identity?", Olson
- "Olson (Eric) - Persistence", Olson
- "Olson (Eric) - Psychology and Personal Identity", Olson
- "Olson (Eric) - Why We Need Not Accept the Psychological Approach", Olson
- "Zimmerman (Dean) - Bodily Resurrection: The Falling Elevator Model Revisited", Zimmerman
- The categorised reading-list below has information on the cerebrum itself muddled together with more philosophical writings. A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:-
- "Eccles (John) - Global Lesions of the Human Cerebrum", Eccles
- "Galin (David) - Implications for Psychiatry of Left and Right Cerebral Specialization: A Neurophysiological Context for Unconscious Processes", Galin, 1974
- "Hershenov (David) - Persons as Proper Parts of Organisms", Hershenov
- "Johnston (Mark) - Remnant Persons: Animalism's Undoing", Johnston
- "Kinsbourne (Marcel) - Asymmetrical Function of the Brain", Kinsbourne, 1978
- "Madden (Rory) - The Persistence of Animate Organisms", Madden
- "Olson (Eric) - The Remnant-Person Problem", Olson
- "Olson (Eric) - What Are We? Animals", Olson
- "Olson (Eric) - What Are We? Souls", Olson
- "Olson (Eric) - What Are We? Temporal Parts", Olson
- "Parfit (Derek) - We Are Not Human Beings", Parfit
- "Russell (Robert John), Murphy (Nancey), Meyering (Theo C.), Arbib (Michael A.) - Neuroscience and the Person", Russell & Murphy et al, 2000
- This is mostly a place-holder24.
- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (20/06/2018 17:16:48).
- 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.
Footnote 21: And in the “outstanding” list where the usual suspects are concerned.
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- 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.
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- 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.
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- Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected.
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