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Status: Thesis Dashboard (2018: April)

(Work In Progress: output at 26/04/2018 11:54:30)

(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. For a definition of the Tasks, follow this Link3.

ChapterTask 01Task 02Task 03Task 04Task 05Task 06Task 07Task 08Task 09Task 10Task 11Task 12
Chapter 014 (Introduction)CompleteCompleteCompleteCompleteStartedCompleteDrafted5  Complete6  
Chapter 027 (What are We?)CompleteStarted8Complete9CompleteStartedComplete10Drafted  Drafted  
Chapter 0311 (What is a Person?)CompleteIteration_1Complete      Started  
Chapter 0412 (Basic Metaphysical Issues)CompleteStarted13Complete      Drafted  
Chapter 0514 (Persistence and Time)CompleteIteration_115Complete      Started  
Chapter 0616 (Animalism and Arguments for It)CompleteStarted17Complete      Started  
Chapter 0718 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It)CompleteCompleteComplete      Started  
Chapter 0819 (Arguments against Animalism)CompleteCompleteComplete         
Chapter 0920 (Arguments against the Constitution View)CompleteCompleteComplete         
Chapter 1021 (Thought Experiments)CompleteComplete22Started23         
Chapter 1124 (Resurrection)CompleteCompleteComplete      Started  
Chapter 1225 (Conclusion)N/A26N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A



In-Page Footnotes:

Footnote 1: Footnote 3: The definitions of the 12 tasks are a follows:-
  1. Determine which Notes that I have written are relevant to this Chapter.
  2. Fill out any Note-place-holders with whatever's in my head!
  3. Use the reading lists associated with these Notes to establish a limited reading list for the Chapter.
  4. Review whatever I've written, in whatever format, on the items in the derived reading lists, and make necessary cosmetic changes in the process of evaluating the items.
  5. Segregate this reading list into:-
    • Higher versus lower priority,
    • Read versus unread,
    • Annotated (by hand) versus unannotated
    • Those with an Abstract or Note Write-up versus those without
  6. Cull items 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.
  7. Determine why the residue are important and relevant - if they are - and briefly document the reasons.
  8. Migrate any Book or Paper Abstracts that I have written (as distinct from copied from elsewhere) to Write-Up Notes.
  9. If the Book or Paper is important enough, migrate any hand-written annotations to a Write-Up Note, and complete any important incomplete Write-Up Notes.
  10. Write and maintain a Chapter Summary, motivating and summarising the Chapter. Use this to ensure I don't get side-tracked.
  11. Incorporate the key points of Write-Up Notes into the Topic Notes.
  12. Incorporate the highest level thoughts from the Topic Notes into the Main Text of the Chapter.
Footnote 5: Needs reviewing as part of the "culling" process.

Footnote 6: This is just the aggregate of the Chapter Abstracts

Footnote 8: Beings and Souls are a bit skimpy.

Footnote 9: Footnote 10: I probably need to be more rigorous in the culling of items on Selves and Souls.

Footnote 13: Relative Identity, Vague Identity, Indeterminate Identity, Contingent Identity, Occasional Identity and Substance are skeletal.

Footnote 15: Time, Persistence and Persistence Criteria are all rather skimpy.

Footnote 17: Thinking Animal Argument is skeletal and "Other Arguments For Animalism" requires a Note.

Footnote 22: Siliconisation is probably Unger's idea, but I seem to have lost the reference.

Footnote 23: Footnote 26: This Chapter is non-standard.


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Table of the Previous 5 Versions of this Note:

Date Length Title
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
26/04/2018 11:54:52 1024 (Status: Thesis Dashboard (2018: April)) Status: Summary (2018 - March)

Summary of Note Links from this Page

Contingent Identity Human Beings Indeterminate Identity Occasional Identity Persistence
Persistence Criteria Relative Identity Siliconisation Souls Substance
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 - Outline Thinking Animal Argument Time
Vague Identity        

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Status: Personal Identity (2018 - March) Status: Summary Task List (2018: April) 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) Website - Progress to Date, 2  

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