- This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note Cerebrum1 during my Thesis research, as from 2014.
- Click here for Note.
- For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Statistics" above.
Write-up2 (as at 09/09/2020 20:00:58): 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 include 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 further reading list 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-holder23.
- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (09/09/2020 20:00:58).
- Link to Latest Write-Up Note.
- And liberal in the “outstanding” list where the “usual suspects” are concerned.
Text Colour Conventions (see disclaimer)
- Blue: Text by me; © Theo Todman, 2020