Persons: Theories and Perceptions
Park (Desiree)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

Author’s Introduction

  1. The first requirement that must be met in any discussion of identity and perception is that of making clear the point at which theory enters the account. In the broadly empiricist tradition since Locke, there has arisen a further demand that sense experience be taken seriously, even at the cost of undermining cherished and otherwise blameless theoretical systems. I have argued elsewhere that, honoring this approach, Berkeley left unanswered a number of awkward questions in his own system of concepts. At the same time however, he made several peculiarly telling distinctions between theories and the evidence about which theories are constructed. In developing some main issues of personal identity we shall take up these distinctions, and use them to separate what is sensed from our ordinary statements about sensations, as well as the logical sequences of these assertions.
  2. Accordingly we shall discuss, in turn, the concepts of perception itself, objects, bodies, persons and the theories of continuity advanced to identify individual persons. We shall examine too some related issues, including attitudes, beliefs and the different kinds of perspectives inherent in giving a description of the external world. Having used these concepts to outline a theory of persons, we shall then conclude by rehearsing the types of assertions we, or anyone else, should be inclined to make, and the role of values underlying whatever we should finally come to maintain.

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"Park (Desiree) - Persons"

Source: Park - Persons: Theories and Perceptions, 1972, Chapter 4


Sections
  1. Credited beliefs or convictions;
  2. Ideas and Credited beliefs;
  3. Persons and Continuity;
  4. Personal History


COMMENT: Hard copy filed with "Park (Desiree) - Persons: Theories and Perceptions: Preface, Introduction and TOC" in "Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 14 (P)".



"Park (Desiree) - Persons and Continuity"

Source: Park - Persons: Theories and Perceptions, 1972, Chapter 5


Sections
  1. Brown and Robinson;
  2. Some Practical Problems of Brownson;
  3. Descriptions and Assertions in the Persuit of Brownson;
  4. "Quality Space" and Perception;
  5. Identity and Similarity


COMMENT: Hard copy filed with "Park (Desiree) - Persons: Theories and Perceptions: Preface, Introduction and TOC" in "Various - Papers on Identity Boxes: Vol 14 (P)".



"Park (Desiree) - Persons: Theories and Perceptions"

Source: Park (Desiree) - Persons: Theories and Perceptions



"Park (Desiree) - Persons: Theories and Perceptions: Preface, Introduction and TOC"

Source: Park - Persons: Theories and Perceptions, 1972, Introduction
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