First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind
Braude (Stephen)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

Amazon Book Description

  1. Do people with multiple personalities have more than one self? The first full-length philosophical study of multiple personality disorder1, First Person Plural maintains that even the deeply divided multiple personality contains an underlying psychological unity2.
  2. Braude updates his work in this revised edition to discuss recent empirical and conceptual developments, including the charge that clinicians induce false memories in their patients, and the professional redefinition of "multiple personality disorder3" as "dissociative identity disorder."
  3. Stephen E. Braude is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

BOOK COMMENT:

Rowman & Littlefield; 2nd Revised edition edition (28 Jan 1995)



"Graham (George) & Stephens (G. Lynn) - Review of Stephen F. Braude's 'First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind'"

Source: Ethics, 105, No. 3, Apr., 1995, pp. 655-657
COMMENT: Review of "Braude (Stephen) - First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind".



"Braude (Stephen) - First Person Plural: Introduction"

Source: Stephen E. Braude "First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind", 1995, Introduction



"Braude (Stephen) - A Brief History of Hypnosis"

Source: Stephen E. Braude "First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind", 1995, Chapter 1


Sections
  1. Introduction – 8
  2. Animal magnetism – 9
  3. The Nancy School – 15
  4. Charcot and the Salpetriere School – 18
  5. Hypnotic anesthesia – 19
  6. Hypnosis and secondary consciousness – 24
  7. Further experiments in hypnosis – 29
  8. Remarks on automatic writing – 34



"Braude (Stephen) - Multiple Personality Disorder: A Survery of the Evidence"

Source: Stephen E. Braude "First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind", 1995, Chapter 2


Sections
  1. Introduction – 37
  2. A general sketch of MPD1 – 39
  3. Cognitive, sensory, and physiological differences between alters – 48
  4. Further aspects of multiplicity – 50
  5. Personalities and. 'primary'personalities – 56
  6. Is multiple personality artifactual? – 61



"Braude (Stephen) - The Nature of Multiplicity"

Source: Stephen E. Braude "First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind", 1995, Chapter 3


Sections
  1. Introduction – 66
  2. The distinctness of alternate personalities – 67
  3. The sense of self – 70
  4. Apperceptive centers – 11
  5. Some potential difficulties – 83
  6. Conclusion – 87



"Braude (Stephen) - The Concept of Dissociation"

Source: Stephen E. Braude "First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind", 1995, Chapter 4


Sections
  1. Introduction – 93
  2. Basic assumptions – 94
  3. Morton Prince and co-consciousness – 106
  4. Suppression, repression, and the unconscious – 112
  5. How not to define [dissociation' – 116
  6. Conclusion – 120



"Braude (Stephen) - The Principle of Compositional Reversibility"

Source: Stephen E. Braude "First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind", 1995, Chapter 5


Sections
  1. Introduction – 123
  2. Varieties of reversibility – 124
  3. An appeal to psychological primitives – 129
  4. Anomalous multiplicity – 132
  5. The significance of dissociation – 135
  6. Postscript: commissurotomy1 – 136



"Braude (Stephen) - Multiple Subjects or Multiple Functions?"

Source: Stephen E. Braude "First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind", 1995, Chapter 6


Sections
  1. Introduction – 139
  2. Plato's argument – 140
  3. The law of non-contradiction – 144
  4. Psychological indeterminacy – 151
  5. The utility of intentional parts – 156
  6. A Freudian variation – 159



"Braude (Stephen) - The Unity Beneath Multiplicity"

Source: Stephen E. Braude "First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind", 1995, Chapter 7


Sections
  1. Introduction – 164
  2. Two types of unity – 165
  3. The indispensability of synthetic unity – 170
  4. Making sense of abilities – 180
  5. Multiplicity within unity – 187



"Braude (Stephen) - Persons and Personalities"

Source: Stephen E. Braude "First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind", 1995, Chapter 8


Sections
  1. Introduction – 191
  2. Persons as organisms – 193
  3. Persons as mere agents or subjects – 199
  4. The challenge of MPD1 – 206
  5. The concept of a personality – 212
  6. Critical reflections on the clinical literature – 214



"Braude (Stephen) - Multiple Personality and Mediumship"

Source: Stephen E. Braude "First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind", 1995, Chapter 9


Sections
  1. Introduction – 218
  2. The dissociation hypothesis – 223
  3. The survival hypothesis – 230
  4. The intrusion hypothesis – 241
  5. Conclusion – 246



"Braude (Stephen) - First Person Plural: Update and Afterthoughts"

Source: Stephen E. Braude "First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind", 1995, Chapter 10


Sections
  1. Introduction – 248
  2. Dissociative Identity Disorder – 248
  3. The 'false memory' debate – 253
  4. The recorder view of memory – 256
  5. The appeal to repression – 261
  6. Additional skeptical errors – 264



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