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Write-up2 (as at 07/11/2018 17:03:50): Simple View
- Most theories of personal identity assume that PI is reducible to something else, so is to be analysed in terms of physical or psychological continuities, or to be explained by our being human animals.
- The simple view is just the contrary of the above:-
- "Olson (Eric) - In Search of the Simple View" denies that the distinction is coherent.
- "Gasser (Georg) & Stefan (Matthias), Eds. - Personal Identity: Complex or Simple?" (in which the above paper appears) discusses various arguments pro and con.
- See "Coliva (Annalisa) - Review of Gasser & Stefan, Eds. - Personal Identity: Complex or Simple?" for a review of the above.
- It’s probably best to start with "Gasser (Georg) & Stefan (Matthias) - Personal Identity: Complex or Simple? Introduction".
- It seems that Baker’s Constitution View4 is a form of the Simple View: see "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Personal Identity: A Not-So-Simple Simple View".
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- Works on this topic that I’ve actually read6, include7 the following:-
- "Catterson (Troy) - Introduction to Synthese Special Issue on Personal Identity", Catterson
- "Coliva (Annalisa) - Review of Gasser & Stefan, Eds. - Personal Identity: Complex or Simple?", Coliva
- "Farris (Joshua) - What’s So Simple About Personal Identity?", Farris
- "Noonan (Harold) - An Initial Survey", Noonan
- "Olson (Eric) - What Are We? The Question", Olson
- See the categorised reading list below, most of which seems relevant:-
- "Akiba (Ken) - Identity Is Simple", Akiba8
- "Baillie (James) - Aspects of Non-Reductionism", Baillie
- "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Personal Identity: A Not-So-Simple Simple View", Baker
- "Catterson (Troy) - Changing the subject: on the subject of subjectivity", Catterson
- "Gasser (Georg) & Stefan (Matthias), Eds. - Personal Identity: Complex or Simple?", Gasser & Stefan
- "Gasser (Georg) & Stefan (Matthias) - Personal Identity: Complex or Simple? Introduction", Gasser & Stefan
- "Madell (Geoffrey) - The Identity of the Self", Madell
- "Olson (Eric) - In Search of the Simple View", Olson
- "Southgate (Susan Jane) - Personal Identity: The Simple View", Southgate
- "Zimmerman (Dean) - Materialism, Dualism, and “Simple” Theories of Personal Identity", Zimmerman
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- This seems to be saying that the concept of identity is simple, not that Personal Identity is irreducible to something else.
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