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Status: Thesis Dashboard (2021: December)

(Work In Progress: output at 07/12/2021 11:06:17)

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


Below is a table1 showing the indicative progress on my Thesis2, broken down by Chapter. More detail is given in footnotes.

The definitions of the tasks for each Chapter are as follows:-

  1. Write & continually review the Research Methodology for this Chapter.
  2. Write and maintain a Chapter Abstract, summarising the Chapter (as intended). Use this to ensure I don't get side-tracked.
  3. Determine which PID Notes that I have written are relevant to this Chapter.
  4. Fill out any PID Note-place-holders with whatever's in my head!
  5. Write and maintain a Chapter Introduction, motivating the use of the above Notes, and encouraging the reader to continue.
  6. Incorporate the highest level thoughts from the PID Notes selected in Task 3 into the Main Text of the Chapter.
  7. Develop the reading lists for these Notes and use them to establish a full reading list for the Chapter.
  8. Review whatever I've written, in whatever format, on the Works in the derived reading lists, and make necessary cosmetic changes in the process of evaluating the Works.
  9. Segregate these reading lists into:-
    1. Works read versus unread,
    2. Works with an Abstract or Note Write-up versus those without,
    3. Works annotated (by hand) versus unannotated,
    4. Higher versus lower priority Works.
  10. Cull Works that are unlikely to be addressed in the next two years and list them as specifically excluded. I may pick up on these at a later stage of the project, but in the short term the culling process will be essential for making across-the-board progress.
  11. Determine why the residue are important and relevant - if they are - and briefly document the reasons.
  12. Improve and consolidate whatever I’ve written on these Works:-
    1. Migrate any Book or Paper Abstracts that I have written (as distinct from copied from elsewhere) to Write-Up Notes.
    2. Complete any important incomplete Write-Up Notes.
    3. If the Book or Paper is important enough, migrate any hand-written annotations to a Write-Up Note.
  13. Incorporate the key points of Write-Up Notes into the PID Notes.
  14. Develop the Main Text iteratively to include more detail from the PID Notes.
  15. Review the Main Text for general fluency and consistency.
  16. Provide and Maintain a Chapter Conclusion, including a motivating statement for the reader to continue to the next Chapter.

ChapterTask 01Task 02Task 03Task 04Task 05Task 06Task 07Task 08Task 09aTask 09bTask 09cTask 09dTask 10Task 11Task 12aTask 12bTask 12cTask 13Task 14Task 15Task 16Chapter
Introduction3N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AIntroduction5
Chapter 016 (Introduction)CompleteIteration_2CompleteCompleteIteration_2StartedComplete Complete           Link OnlyChapter 017
Chapter 028 (What are We?)CompleteIteration_1CompleteCompleteIteration_2Iteration_19Complete Complete           Link OnlyChapter 0210
Chapter 0311 (What is a Person?)CompleteIteration_1CompleteCompleteIteration_2SkeletonComplete Complete           Link OnlyChapter 0312
Chapter 0413 (Basic Metaphysical Issues)CompleteIteration_1CompleteCompleteIteration_2SkeletonComplete Complete           Link OnlyChapter 0414
Chapter 0515 (Persistence and Time)CompleteIteration_1CompleteCompleteIteration_2 Complete Complete           Link OnlyChapter 0516
Chapter 0617 (Animalism and Arguments for It)CompleteIteration_1CompleteCompleteIteration_2 Complete Complete           Link OnlyChapter 0618
Chapter 0719 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It)CompleteIteration_1CompleteCompleteIteration_2 Complete Complete           Link OnlyChapter 0720
Chapter 0821 (Arguments against Animalism)CompleteIteration_1CompleteCompleteIteration_2 Complete Complete           Link OnlyChapter 0822
Chapter 0923 (Arguments against the Constitution View)CompleteIteration_1CompleteCompleteIteration_2 Complete Complete           Link OnlyChapter 0924
Chapter 1025 (Thought Experiments)CompleteIteration_1CompleteCompleteIteration_2 Complete Complete           Link OnlyChapter 1026
Chapter 1127 (Resurrection)CompleteIteration_1CompleteCompleteIteration_2 Complete Complete    Drafted      Link OnlyChapter 1128
Chapter 1229 (Conclusion)N/A30N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AChapter 1231



In-Page Footnotes:

Footnote 1: Note to myself: Footnotes 4, 30: This Chapter is non-standard.

Footnote 9:


Table of the Previous 7 Versions of this Note:

Date Length Title
01/10/2021 13:17:46 20301 Status: Thesis Dashboard (2021: September)
02/04/2021 18:43:12 20272 Status: Thesis Dashboard (2021: March)
05/04/2018 10:48:00 12595 Status: Thesis Dashboard (2018: March)
05/04/2016 23:19:41 12346 Status: Thesis Dashboard (2016: March)
02/07/2015 23:12:29 12473 Status: Thesis Dashboard (2015: June)
07/10/2014 17:39:50 12058 Status: Thesis Dashboard (2014: September)
23/07/2014 23:08:10 11712 Status: Thesis Dashboard (2014: July)



Note last updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
07/12/2021 11:06:19 1024 (Status: Thesis Dashboard (2021: December)) Status: Summary (2021 - September)

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Thesis - Chapter 01 (Introduction) Thesis - Chapter 02 (What are We?) Thesis - Chapter 03 (What is a Person?) Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues) Thesis - Chapter 05 (Persistence and Time)
Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) 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 - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments)
Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection) Thesis - Chapter 12 (Conclusion) Thesis - Introduction    

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Status: Personal Identity (2021 - September), 2 Status: Priority Task List (2021 - October) Status: Summary (2021 - September) Status: Summary Task List (2021: October - December) Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 21Q4)
Theo Todman's Philosophy Research Thesis - Chapter 01 (Introduction) Thesis - Chapter 02 (What are We?) Thesis - Chapter 03 (What is a Person?) Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues)
Thesis - Chapter 05 (Persistence and Time) Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) 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 - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments) Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection) Thesis - Introduction Thesis - Method & Form, 2 Website - Progress to Date (2021 - October), 2
Website Generator Documentation - Functors, 2        

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 01 (Introduction) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 02 (What Are We?) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 03 (What is a Person?) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 05 (Persistence and Time) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 08 (Arguments against Animalism) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 09 (Arguments against the Constitution View) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Introduction & Chapter Outlines Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Thesis - The Form of the Argument Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes



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