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Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It)

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Abstract




Research Methodology


Chapter Introduction
  1. Baker’s account of constitution is not the standard mereological3 account, of some larger body being constituted by its parts, but is her own idea that requires explication.
  2. Baker also has a commitment to PERSONs being substances in their own right, rather than being an honorific title applied to substances that at other times might not deserve the honorific.
  3. She also reifies a useful idea – that of a First-person Perspective4. It is the FPP5 that individuates persons, according to Baker, so the FPP6 requires explanation as well.
  4. Further text to be supplied7.



Links to Notes
  1. Constitution View8
    1. Constitution9
    2. First-Person Perspective10
    3. Lynne Rudder Baker11
    4. Christian Materialism
  2. Hylomorphism14
  3. Mereology15
    1. Essentialism16
  4. Coincident Objects17
    1. Dion and Theon18
    2. The Problem of the Many19
    3. The Ship of Theseus20
    4. The Statue and the Clay21
    5. Tibbles the Cat22

Others to be supplied?


Main Text
  1. To be supplied23.



Concluding Remarks
  1. Having now discussed both Animalism and the Constitution View, we can now in our next Chapter24 turn to the arguments against these views, starting with those against Animalism.
  2. This is work in progress25.


Links to Books / Papers to be Addressed26
  1. This section attempts to derive the readings lists automatically from those of the underlying Notes, but removing duplicated references. The list is divided into:-
  2. I’ve not been overly careful to segregate the reading-list of this Chapter from that of Chapter 929. I will address the segregation in due course. There will, in any case, be some overlap.
  3. While Baker’s understanding of constitution is distinct from a mereological one, it is necessary to understand mereology.
  4. I’m not sure whether the section on co-location belongs here, but it must go somewhere!
  5. Many aspects of these papers will need to be either ignored or reserved for other chapters.



Works on this topic that I’ve actually read30, include the following:-
  1. Constitution View
    1. Constitution View31
    2. Constitution45
    3. First-Person Perspective47
    4. Lynne Rudder Baker50
    5. Christian Materialism
    6. Christian Materialists57
    7. Christian Materialists60
  2. Hylomorphism64
  3. Mereology
    1. Mereology65
    2. Essentialism66
  4. Coincident Objects
    1. Coincident Objects67
    2. Dion and Theon70
    3. The Problem of the Many71
    4. The Ship of Theseus72
    5. The Statue and the Clay75
    6. Tibbles the Cat81


A further reading list might start with:-
  1. Constitution View
    1. Constitution View82
    2. Constitution83
    3. First-Person Perspective85
    4. Lynne Rudder Baker86
    5. Christian Materialism
    6. Christian Materialists87
    7. Christian Materialists91
  2. Hylomorphism95
  3. Mereology
    1. Mereology96
    2. Essentialism97
  4. Coincident Objects
    1. Coincident Objects98
    2. Dion and Theon101
    3. The Problem of the Many102
    4. The Ship of Theseus104
    5. The Statue and the Clay106
    6. Tibbles the Cat108



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Table of the Previous 9 Versions of this Note:

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29/03/2021 19:23:31 21446 Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It)
22/03/2021 00:28:48 12804 Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It)
08/02/2021 13:39:22 5585 Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It)
18/04/2019 18:18:43 5567 Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It)
05/04/2016 23:19:41 5301 Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It)
04/04/2015 00:17:17 5249 Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It)
06/11/2014 10:13:26 5181 Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It)
02/10/2014 17:12:29 4092 Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It)
22/07/2014 22:23:31 3237 Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It)



Note last updated Reading List for this Topic Parent Topic
05/05/2021 10:51:57 None available Thesis - Introduction

Summary of Note Links from this Page

Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Baker Baker - In Favour Of the Constitution View Baker - Personal Identity Over Time Baker - Persons and Bodies - Precis
Baker - Persons and Bodies - Response to Garrett Baker - Persons and Bodies - Response to Noonan Baker - Persons and Bodies - Response to Olson Baker - Persons in the Material World Baker - The Coherence Of the Constitution View of Human Persons
Baker - The Coherence Of the Idea of Material Constitution Baker - The Constitution View of Human Persons Baker - The First-Person Perspective Baker - The Human Animal: Big-Tent Metaphysics Baker - The Very Idea of Constitution
Baker - What Am I? Brandom - Toward a Normative Pragmatics (Introduction) Carter – Artifacts of Theseus Christian Materialism Coincidence
Constitution Constitution View Contingent Identity DeGrazia - Are We Essentially Persons? Dion and Theon
Essentialism Fine - A Counter-Example to Locke's Thesis Fine - The Non-Identity of a Material Thing and Its Matter First-Person Perspective Garrett - Persons and Bodies - Response
Gay Marriage Gibbard - Contingent Identity Hylomorphism Jen_080317 (Baker) Johnston - Human Beings
Lowe - Locke on Identity Mereology Narrative Identity Noonan - Persons and Bodies - Response Olson - Immanent Causation and Life After Death
Olson - Persons and Bodies - Response Olson - The Human Animal: Reply to Baker Perdurantism Problem of the Many Reincarnation
Religion Ship of Theseus Statue and the Clay Status: Thesis Dashboard (2021: May) Swinburne - Personal Identity: The Dualist Theory
Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 08 (Arguments against Animalism) Thesis - Chapter 09 (Arguments against the Constitution View) Thesis - Method & Form Tibbles the Cat
Vagueness Works Read - Explanation Zimmerman - The Human Animal: Objections    

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Mereology Origins PID Note Usage, 2 Status: Personal Identity (2021 - March) Status: Priority Task List (2021 - April)
Status: Summary (2021 - March) Status: Thesis Dashboard (2021: May), 2 Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues) Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 09 (Arguments against the Constitution View)
Thesis - Introduction Website Generator Documentation - Functors, 2, 3      

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Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 09 (Arguments against the Constitution View) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
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Todman (Theo) Thesis - Mereology Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
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References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Bailey (Andrew M.) The Priority Principle Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Journal of the American Philosophical Association (2014) 1–12 25%
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Brief Reply to Rosenkrantz's Comments on my 'The Ontological Status of Persons' Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 65, September 2002, pp. 394-395 Yes
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Everyday Concepts as a Guide to Reality Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract The Monist, Vol. 89, No. 3, Coming into Being and Passing Away (July 2006), pp. 313-333 6%
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View Yes
Bynum (Caroline) Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200 - 1336 Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 6%
Bynum (Caroline) Resurrection, Hylomorphism, and Abundantia: Scholastic Debates in the Thirteenth Century Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Bynum (Caroline) - Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity, 200 - 1336, Chapter 6 No
Carter (William) 'Partist' Resistance to the Many: Review of 'A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person' by Hud Hudson Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. 68, No. 3, May 2004, pp. 713-723 Yes
Corcoran (Kevin) Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Corcoran (Kevin) - Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul 13%
Di Muzio (Gianluca) Reincarnation and infinite punishment in hell Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, August 2013, Vol. 74, No. 2 (August 2013), pp. 167-180 8%
Feser (Edward) Personal Identity and Self-Ownership Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Paul, Miller & Paul - Personal Identity, 2005 No
Hudson (Hud) A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Hudson (Hud) - A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person 3%
Hudson (Hud) The Many Problematic Solutions To the Problem Of the Many Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Hudson (Hud) - A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person, 2001, Chapter 1 5%
Lamont (John) The Justice and Goodness of Hell Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Faith and Philosophy: Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers: Vol. 28 : Iss. 2 , Article 2 6%
Lewis (David) Parts of Classes Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Lewis (David) - Parts of Classes 4%
Martin (L. Michael) & Augustine (Keith) The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Medium Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 15%
Meirav (Ariel) Wholes, Sums and Unities Book - Cited Meirav (Ariel) - Wholes, Sums and Unities No
Paul (Ellen), Miller (Fred) & Paul (Jeffrey), Eds. Personal Identity Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 1%
Seymour (Charles) A Craigian Theodicy of Hell Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Faith and Philosophy, 17.1, January 2000 8%
Simons (Peter) Parts: A Study in Ontology Book - Cited Low Quality Abstract Simons (Peter) - Parts: A Study in Ontology 3%
Smythe (Ingrid Hansen) Objections to Karma and Rebirth: An Introduction Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Martin & Augustine - The Myth of an Afterlife, Part 3, Chapter 22 No
Stewart-Williams (Steve) Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life: How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew Book - Cited Low Quality Abstract Stewart-Williams (Steve) - Darwin, God and the Meaning of Life: How Evolutionary Theory Undermines Everything You Thought You Knew 8%
Stump (Eleonore) & Murray (Michael J.) Philosophy of Religion: The Big Questions Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Stump (Eleonore) & Murray (Michael J.) - Philosophy of Religion: The Big Questions 11%
Unger (Peter) The Problem of the Many Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Midwest Studies in Philosophy V, 1980, pp. 411-67 9%
Vardy (Peter) What is Truth? Beyond Postmodernism and Fundamentalism Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Vardy (Peter) - What is Truth? Beyond Postmodernism and Fundamentalism Yes
Vardy (Peter) & Arliss (Julie) Evil in Eastern traditions Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Vardy (Peter) & Arliss (Julie) - The Thinker's Guide to Evil, Chapter 3 Yes
Vardy (Peter) & Arliss (Julie) The Thinker's Guide to Evil Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied Yes
Various The Monist, Vol. 96, No. 1, Constitution and Composition Book - Cited Various - The Monist, Vol. 96, No. 1, Constitution and Composition 10%
Ward (Keith) The Big Questions in Science and Religion Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Ward (Keith) - The Big Questions in Science and Religion 8%
Yeffeth (Glenn), Ed. Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Yeffeth (Glenn), Ed. - Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix No
Zimmerman (Dean) Theories of Masses and Problems of Constitution Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Review, vol. civ (1995), pp. 53–110 No



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