Human and Personal Identity
Berglund (Stefan)
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"Berglund (Stefan) - Human and Personal Identity: Summary & Bibliography"

Source: Berglund - Human and Personal Identity (PhD Dissertation, Lund University), 1995, pp. 187-200


Author’s Introduction
  • My most extensive project to date has been my doctoral research in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Lund (Sweden) completed in 1995. My dissertation, Human and Personal Identity (Lund University Press, 1995) focuses on a comparison of two theories about our diachronic identity, animalism1 and personalism. The main conclusions of my research are that:-
    1. Neither animalism2 nor personalism are in accordance with our deepest intuitions about what our identity over time consists of,
    2. That even if animalism3 has very counterintuitive implications it is nonetheless a more plausible theory because of serious ontological weaknesses of personalism that animalism4 is deprived of, and
    3. That both personalists and animalists5 are committed to accept the Parfitian6 claim that “identity is not what matters”7.
  • I have recently (2003) finalized two projects also related to the concept of identity.
    1. On the one hand, and expanding on my research on personal identity, I have written a paper about the notion of human animal8 and the relation between consciousness and identity. This paper is entitled, "Animals, Persons and the Importance of Consciousness for our Identity”.
    2. On the other hand, I have finished a political philosophical text about the notion of European identity and its relation to the concepts of societal culture and nation. The title of the text is "Societal nations and European identity".
    3. I am currently working on a text on European identity and federalism.


COMMENT: Photocopy of complete Book filed in "Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 02 (B1: Ba - Be)".



"Berglund (Stefan) - The Problem of Personal Identity"

Source: Berglund - Human and Personal Identity (PhD Dissertation, Lund University), 1995, Chapter 1, pp. 9-19


Sections
  1. Introduction
  2. The Nature of the Problem
  3. Concern for the Future
  4. The Structure of the investigation


COMMENT: Photocopy of complete Book filed in "Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 02 (B1: Ba - Be)".



"Berglund (Stefan) - Identity and Reduction"

Source: Berglund - Human and Personal Identity (PhD Dissertation, Lund University), Chapter 2, 1995, pp. 20-43


Sections
  1. Logical Principles of Identity
  2. Qualitative and Numerical Identity
  3. Identity Over Time
  4. The Sortal1 Dependency and the Relativity of Identity
  5. The Intrinsicality of Identity
  6. The Indeterminacy of Identity
  7. Reductionism and Personal Identity


COMMENT: Photocopy of complete Book filed in "Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 02 (B1: Ba - Be)".



"Berglund (Stefan) - Animalism"

Source: Berglund - Human and Personal Identity (PhD Dissertation, Lund University), Chapter 3, 1995, pp. 44-60


Sections
  1. The Ambiguity of the Ordinary Use of Person and Human Being
  2. The Animalist1 View
  3. Forms of Animalism2
  4. Problems of Animalism3


COMMENT: Photocopy of complete Book filed in "Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 02 (B1: Ba - Be)".



"Berglund (Stefan) - The Non-Reductive Personalist View"

Source: Berglund - Human and Personal Identity (PhD Dissertation, Lund University), Chapter 4, 1995, pp. 61-83


Sections
  1. The Non-Reductionist and the Non-Substatialist View
    … 1.1 The Pronoun "I" and the Body
    … 1.2 The Sufficiency of a Psychological History
    … 1.3 Origin and Identity
  2. An Argument for the Existence of the Soul
    … 2.1 From Reductionism to Non-Reductionism
    … 2.2 Substance-Dualism


COMMENT: Photocopy of complete Book filed in "Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 02 (B1: Ba - Be)".



"Berglund (Stefan) - Varieties of Reductive Personalism"

Source: Berglund - Human and Personal Identity (PhD Dissertation, Lund University), Chapter 5, 1995, pp. 84-127


Sections
  1. Introduction
  2. The Reductionist Criterion
  3. Personalist Views
    … 3.1 Persons and Minds
    … 3.2 The Two Variables
    … 3.3 The Classification of Reductionist Personalist Views
    … 3.4 The Psychological Elements
    … 3.5 Physical and Causal Elements
    … 3.6 The Matrix


COMMENT: Photocopy of complete Book filed in "Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 02 (B1: Ba - Be)".



"Berglund (Stefan) - Problems of Reductive Personalism"

Source: Berglund - Human and Personal Identity (PhD Dissertation, Lund University), Chapter 6, 1995, pp. 128-158


Sections
  1. Neo-Lockean Notions
    … 1.1 Butler's Circularity Argument
    … 1.2 The Notion of Quasi-memory1
    … 1.3 Arguments Against Quasi-memory2
  2. Duplication and Branching
    … 2.1 Commissurotomy3 and Split-brain
    … 2.2 The Reduplication4 Argument
    … 2.3 The Non-Branching Clause and the Multiple Occupancy Thesis
  3. Against Thought Experiments5
  4. The Multiple Personality Disorder6
  5. The Two Lives Argument
  6. The Weaknesses of Reductive Personalism


COMMENT: Photocopy of complete Book filed in "Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 02 (B1: Ba - Be)".



"Berglund (Stefan) - The Importance of Identity"

Source: Berglund - Human and Personal Identity (PhD Dissertation, Lund University), Chapter 7, 1995, pp. 159-186


Sections
  1. Concern for the Future
  2. Branching and Relation R
  3. The Justification of Prudential Concern
  4. The Importance of Causality1
  5. The Importance of Physical Continuity
  6. The Defeat of Egoism


COMMENT: Photocopy of complete Book filed in "Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 02 (B1: Ba - Be)".



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