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

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Abstract

    This chapter gives an account of Lynne Rudder Baker’s thesis that human persons are not identical to human animals, but are – temporarily at least – constituted by them.



Research Methodology


Chapter Introduction
  1. Baker’s account of constitution is not the standard mereological 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 Perspective. It is the FPP that individuates persons, according to Baker, so the FPP requires explanation as well.
  4. Further detail to be supplied.



Main Text
  1. To be supplied.



Links to Books / Papers to be Addressed2
  1. In this Chapter I will consider the following papers or book chapters (together with some others referenced by these). There are doubtless many more that are relevant and which will be addressed in the course of the thesis, but these are probably sufficient to get us going.
  2. I’ve not been overly careful to segregate the reading-list of this Chapter from that of Chapter_093. I will address the segregation in due course. There will, in any case, be some overlap.
  3. Baker
  4. Constitution
  5. First-Person Perspectives
  6. Constitution View
  7. Many aspects of these papers will need to be either ignored or reserved for other chapters.
  8. The motivation for these works is as follows:-
    • To be supplied.



Links to Notes
  1. Baker4,
  2. Constitution5,
  3. Constitution_View6,
  4. First-Person_Perspective7,
  5. Others to be supplied?



Final Remarks
  1. This is work-in-progress8.



In-Page Footnotes

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Table of the 5 Later Versions of this Note

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18/04/2019 18:18:43 5533 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)



This version updated Reading List for this Topic Parent Topic
22/07/2014 22:23:31 None available Thesis - Introduction



Summary of Notes Links from this Page

Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Baker Constitution Constitution View First-Person Perspective
Thesis - Chapter 09 (Arguments against the Constitution View) Thesis - Method & Form      

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Status: Thesis Dashboard (2014: July) Thesis - Chapter 01 (Introduction), 2, 3, 4, 5 Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues) Thesis - Chapter 09 (Arguments against the Constitution View) Thesis - Outline

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