This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note 'Self' during my Thesis research, as from 2017. Click here for Note.
Write-up1 (as at 02/07/2017 10:36:29): 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 Survival3 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 Selves4 or Cartesian Egos5 and maybe others. It is not really related to the question What We Are6, 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.
- 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
- "Garrett (Brian) - Anscombe on 'I'", Garrett
- "Kaplan (David) - Demonstratives", Kaplan
- "Laing (Olivia) - Me, myself and I", Laing
- "Mackie (J.L.) - The Transcendental 'I'", Mackie
- "Madell (Geoffrey) - The First Person", Madell
- "Nagel (Thomas) - Subjective and Objective", Nagel
- "Nagel (Thomas) - The Objective Self", Nagel
- "Perry (John) - “Borges and I” and “I”", Perry
- "Perry (John) - Myself and "I"", Perry
- "Rovane (Carol) - The First Person", Rovanne
- "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
- This is mostly a place-holder7. Currently, there is no categorised reading-list.
- This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (02/07/2017 10:36:29).
- 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.
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