- This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note 'Self1' during my Thesis research, as from 2017.
- For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above.
Write-up2 (as at 19/07/2018 13:56:38): I
- The subject of this note is the reference of “I”, and whether linguistic usage and convention has any bearing on the metaphysics of Personal Identity in general or Post Mortem Survival4 in particular. Naturally, I doubt that it does, but there are arguments to the contrary.
- This topic is not to be confused with Notes on Selves5 or Cartesian Egos6 and maybe others. It is not really related to the question What We Are7, though the reference of “I” will be to that being.
- My starting-off point here is "Zimmerman (Dean) - Personal Identity and the Survival of Death", Section 4.
- An important source is David Kaplan, though I don’t seem to have many relevant papers yet.
- Works on this topic that I’ve actually read8, include9 the following:-
- "Garrett (Brian) - Anscombe on 'I'", Garrett
- "Laing (Olivia) - Me, myself and I", Laing
- "Nagel (Thomas) - Subjective and Objective", Nagel
- "Nagel (Thomas) - The Objective Self", Nagel
- A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:-
- "Anscombe (G.E.M.) - The First Person", Anscombe
- "Castaneda (Hector-Neri) - On the Phenomeno-Logic of the I", Castaneda
- "Kaplan (David) - Demonstratives", Kaplan
- "Mackie (J.L.) - The Transcendental 'I'", Mackie
- "Madell (Geoffrey) - The First Person", Madell
- "Perry (John) - “Borges and I” and “I”", Perry
- "Perry (John) - Myself and 'I'", Perry
- "Rovane (Carol) - The First Person", Rovanne
- "Schechtman (Marya) - Personhood and Personal Identity", Schechtman
- "Van Inwagen (Peter) - ‘I am Elizabeth Anscombe’ is Not an Identity Proposition", Van Inwagen
- "Van Inwagen (Peter) - What Do We Refer to When We Say 'I'?", Van Inwagen
- "Zimmerman (Dean) - Personal Identity and the Survival of Death", Zimmerman
- This is mostly a place-holder10.
- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (19/07/2018 13:56:38).
- 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.
- 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.
- In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course.
- My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I’ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage.
- I may have read others in between updates of this Note – in which case they will be marked as such in the “References and Reading List” below.
- Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected.
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