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Personal Identity

Homo Sapiens

(Text as at 18/12/2010 19:58:05)

(For earlier versions of this Note, see the table at the end)


This page probably ought to say something about species, their reality and their status as natural kind1 concepts.

I don’t think it’s a conceptual truth that the only persons are human persons. Consequently, I do not deny personhood to extinct hominids, or (possibly) to the great apes, dolphins, Klingons, machines, gods, angels and such-like. However, I do think it’s an empirical truth that the only persons whose personhood we reliably know anything about are human persons, so think we should start there. Also, my main interest is in human persons, so this will be my initial focus. Since, I will need to consider whether human persons can exist in non-human bodies2 (transmigration3, mechanisation4, resurrection5 bodies) or even as disembodied6 minds7, so I will need to move on from this base camp.

This is mostly a place-holder8. Currently, just see the categorised reading-list (if any).



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Previous Version of this Note:

Date Length Title
12/08/2007 10:17:46 863 Homo Sapiens



Note last updated Reading List for this Topic Parent Topic
18/12/2010 19:58:05 Homo Sapiens Animalism

Summary of Note Links from this Page

Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Body Brain State Transfer Disembodied Existence Natural Kinds
Resurrection Siliconisation Souls    

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Death Human Beings Research - Proposal Thesis - Current Stance  

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Baker (Lynne Rudder) When Do Persons Begin and End? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Dainton (Barry) Self: Philosophy In Transit: Prologue Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Current Position Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Death Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Homo Sapiens Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Human Beings Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Homo Sapiens Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes



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