<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Smythe (Thomas W.) - Chisholm on Personal Identity (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22053.htm">Chisholm on Personal Identity</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/S/Author_Smythe (Thomas W.).htm">Smythe (Thomas W.)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophical Studies: Vol. 27, No. 5 (May, 1975), pp. 351-360</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22053.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PapersToNotes_22053.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF="#ColourConventions">Text Colour-Conventions</a></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><u>Author s Introduction</u><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li><a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/C/Author_Chisholm (Roderick).htm">Roderick Chisholm</A> has said that when we say of a physical thing that it is the same as, or identical with, a physical thing picked out as existing at some later time, we are using the expression 'the same as' or 'identical' in a 'loose and popular sense'; but when we say of a person existing at one time that he is the same as, or identical with, a person picked out as existing at a later time, we are using 'the same as' or 'identical' in a '<U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P22053_1">strict and philosophical sense</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P22053_1"></A>'.</li><li>In this paper I shall argue that Chisholm is not successful in showing that there is a difference between personal identity and the identity of physical bodies in terms of the kinds of identity, or concept of identity involved. </li><li>I will also point out some difficulties in Chisholm's distinction between the strict and loose senses of identity. </li></ol></FONT><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P22053_1"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P22053_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: <FONT COLOR = "800080">Chisholm's views on this distinction have been published in the following: <ol type="1"><li><a name="1"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1319.htm">Chisholm (Roderick) & Shoemaker (Sydney) - Symposium: The Loose and Popular and the Strict and Philosophical Senses of Identity</A>", 1969; </li><li><a name="2"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1778.htm">Chisholm (Roderick) - Identity Through Time</A>", 1970; </li><li><a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5235.htm">Chisholm (Roderick) - Problems of Identity</A>", 1971. </li></ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T09:46" pubdate>02/08/2018 09:46:36</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>