<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head><meta charset="utf-8"><title>Printable Note - Personal Identity - Persistence Criteria (Theo Todman's Web Page) </title><link href="../../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <P ALIGN="Center"><FONT Size = 3 FACE="Arial"><B><HR>Theo Todman's Web Page<HR><p>For Text Colour-conventions (at end of page): <A HREF="#ColourConventions">Click Here</a></p><U>Personal Identity - Persistence Criteria</B></U></P> <P ALIGN="Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"> <u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_91_1">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_91_1"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>I will cover both persistence <u>criteria</u> and persistence <u>conditions</u> under this head. </li><li>Maybe the former term ( criteria ) focuses on epistemology (how we know something has persisted) and the latter ( conditions ) on metaphysics (what it takes for something to persist). </li><li>I suspect <A HREF = "../../../Authors/S/Author_Shoemaker (David).htm">David Shoemaker</A>  in "<A HREF = "../../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15141.htm">Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Immortality</A>"  of confusing the two (despite his explicit acknowledgement of the distinction) in his rejection of the soul criterion. </li><li>In brief, the persistence conditions for an object of a particular <a name="19"></a>kind are the necessary and sufficient conditions for it <a name="19"></a>persist, that is, to continue in existence. </li><li>With respect to <a name="19"></a>our persistence criteria, David Shoemaker considers the following possibilities:- <ol type="1"><li><a name="19"></a>Soul Criterion </li><li><a name="19"></a>Body Criterion </li><li><a name="19"></a>Memory Criterion </li><li><a name="19"></a>Brain-based Memory Criterion</li><li><a name="19"></a>Psychological Criterion </li><li><a name="19"></a>Biological Criterion </li></ol></li><li>The first four feature in "<A HREF = "../../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15141.htm">Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Immortality</A>".</li><li>The final two in "<A HREF = "../../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15140.htm">Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity, Rational Anticipation, and Self-Concern</A>". </li><li>In "<A HREF = "../../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15139.htm">Shoemaker (David) - Personal Identity and Self-Regarding Ethics - Alternative Approaches</A>" Shoemaker considers two other alternatives:- <ol start = "7" type="1"><li><a name="19"></a>Narrative Identity, and</li><li><a name="19"></a>Identity Doesn t Matter. </li></ol></li><li>Most of the work of this Note will probably be undertaken under the guise of pursuing the Notes above. </li><li>This Note will also overlap to some extent with those on:-<BR>&rarr; <a name="19"></a>Criteria of Identity, and<BR>&rarr; <a name="19"></a>Persistence. </li><li>For a page of <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_91_15">Links</A></U><SUB>15</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_91_15"></A> to this Note, <a href="Notes_91_Links.htm">Click here</a>.</li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_91_16">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>16</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_91_16"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_91_17">include</A></U><SUB>17</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_91_17"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li></li></ol></li><li>Consequently, this Note has no reading list of its own, though it seems to have a categorised reading list containing miscategorised items. </li><li>This is mostly a <a name="19"></a>place-holder. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "000000"><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_91_1"></A><BR><BR><B>Footnote 1</B>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>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.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_91_15"></A><B>Footnote 15</B>: <ul type="disc"><li>If only a  non-updating run has been made, the links are only one-way  ie. from the page of links to the objects that reference this Note by mentioning the appropriate key-word(s). The links are also only indicative, as they haven t yet been confirmed as relevant. </li><li>Once an updating run has been made, links are both ways, and links from this Notes page (from the  Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note and  Summary of Note Links to this Page sections) are to the  point of link within the page rather than to the page generically. Links from the  links page remain generic. </li><li>There are two sorts of updating runs  for Notes and other Objects. The reason for this is that Notes are archived, and too many archived versions would be created if this process were repeatedly run. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_91_16"></A><B>Footnote 16</B>: <ul type="disc"><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_91_17"></A><B>Footnote 17</B>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </li></ul> <BR><BR><FONT COLOR = "000000"></P><B>Note last updated:</B> 15/08/2018 09:38:53<BR> </P><HR> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><BR><P ALIGN="Left"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"><B><U>Text Colour Conventions</U></B><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "000000">Black</FONT>: Printable Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018<LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</OL><hr><BR><a href = "../../../index.htm">Return to Home page</a><BR><B>Timestamp: 15/08/2018 09:40:57. 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