<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head><meta charset="utf-8"><title>Printable Note - Control - Theo Todman's Philosophy Research Papers (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>Control - Theo Todman's Philosophy Research Papers</B></U></P> <P ALIGN="Justify"><FONT Size = 2 FACE="Arial"> <CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR><TH WIDTH="20%"><A HREF="#Proposal">Research Proposal</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A HREF="#Thesis">Thesis Outline</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A HREF="#Focus">Current Focus</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A HREF="#Essay">Essays</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A HREF="#Status">Status Reports</A></TH></TR><TR><TH WIDTH="20%"><A HREF="#Supervision">Supervisions</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A HREF="#PINotes">Personal Identity Notes</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A HREF="#Writeup">Write-ups</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A HREF="#Papers">Papers Referenced</A></TH><TH WIDTH="20%"><A HREF="#Birkbeck">Birkbeck Handbooks</A></TH></TR></TABLE><BR>Click on the links immediately above for rapid navigation within this page.<BR><a name="Proposal"><h3>Research Proposal</h3><TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR>1.</TD><TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>Follow the links on the right for a document that started out as my research proposal for a PhD in philosophy on the subject of <B><U>Personal Identity</U></B>, commencing in October 2007, at Birkbeck College, London University. My supervisor was Jen Hornsby (<A HREF = "http://www.bbk.ac.uk/philosophy/our-staff/academic_staff/hornsby" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/philosophy/our-staff/academic_staff/hornsby)). In accord with the University regulations, I was initially registered for the MPhil, but expected to upgrade after a year or so. However, I found part-time research unsatisfying, and difficult to fit in with my work commitments, so my attendance at Birkbeck is in abeyance for the time being. As of November 2010 I've retired from HSBC, so am now re-positioning my research activites. </li><li>The top link on the right is to the hyperlinked HTML version, which will be updated as my ideas progress. The original .pdf version is <A HREF="../../../Personal Identity-Thesis Proposal-V8.pdf" TARGET = "_top">here</A>. </li><li>Complete printable versions to various levels of footnoting are also listed. For an explanation of how the printable versions of the documents work, please click <a name="41"></a>here. </li><li>This proposal was intended to be more wide-ranging than the Thesis itself, so, while it uses much of the same material, it will not be superseded. </li></ul></TD><TD WIDTH="30%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR><a name="41"></a>Research_Proposal. <ul type="disc"><li>Print (<A Href="../../Notes_0/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1_0_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Level 0</A>) </li><li>Print (<A Href="../../Notes_0/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1_1_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Level 1</A>) (<A Href="../../Notes_0/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1_1_P_R.htm" TARGET = "_top">Reading</A>)</li><li>Print (<A Href="../../Notes_0/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1_2_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Level 2</A>) (<A Href="../../Notes_0/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1_2_P_D.htm" TARGET = "_top">All Refs</A>) (<A Href="../../Notes_0/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1_2_P_R.htm" TARGET = "_top">Reading</A>)</li><li>Print (<A Href="../../Notes_0/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1_3_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Level 3</A>) (<A Href="../../Notes_0/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1_3_P_D.htm" TARGET = "_top">All Refs</A>) (<A Href="../../Notes_0/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1_3_P_R.htm" TARGET = "_top">Reading</A>)</li></ul></TD></TR></TABLE> <BR><a name="Thesis"> <h3>Thesis Outline</h3><TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950> <TR> <TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft"> <BR>2. </TD> <TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>Follow the links on the right for the Chapter Outline of my Thesis (currently in abeyance, at least as far as formal study is concerned). It is very sketchy at the moment, and the reading list needs pruning and correcting. However, I intend this (at least in its printable versions) to grow into a Thesis proper over the next few years. </li><li>See opposite for printable versions. For an explanation of how the printable versions of the documents work, please click <A Href="../../Notes_7/Notes_754.htm" TARGET = "_top">here</A>. </li><li>For a document controlling the research for Chapter 2 ("What Are We?"), please follow this <A HREF="../../Notes_7/Notes_762.htm">link</A>. </li></ul></TD><TD WIDTH="30%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR><A HREF="../../Notes_7/Notes_733.htm">Thesis Outline</A><BR><ul type="disc"><li>Print (<A Href="../../Notes_7/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_733_0_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Level 0</A>)</li><li>Print (<A Href="../../Notes_7/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_733_1_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Level 1</A>) (<A Href="../../Notes_7/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_733_1_P_R.htm" TARGET = "_top">Reading</A>)</li><li>Print (<A Href="../../Notes_7/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_733_2_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Level 2</A>) (<A Href="../../Notes_7/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_733_2_P_D.htm" TARGET = "_top">All Refs</A>) (<A Href="../../Notes_7/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_733_2_P_R.htm" TARGET = "_top">Reading</A>)</li><li>Print (<A Href="../../Notes_7/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_733_3_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Level 3</A>) (<A Href="../../Notes_7/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_733_3_P_D.htm" TARGET = "_top">All Refs</A>) (<A Href="../../Notes_7/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_733_3_P_R.htm" TARGET = "_top">Reading</A>) </TD></li></ul></TR></TABLE><BR><a name="Focus"><h3>Current Focus</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft">3.</TD><TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><b>Current Core Activity</b><ul type="disc"><li>The core of my Thesis is the dispute between Eric Olson and Lynne Rudder Baker about whether the Animalist or Constitution view of Personal Identity is the best approach to the topic. Consequently, what I ought to be working on now is "<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_66.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View</A>", which is really foundational for Chapter 6 of the Thesis. Follow the link opposite for a growing analysis. </li><li>The other top-priority items are "<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_130.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology</A>", which is core reading for Chapter 5, though his more recent book "<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_02/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_2710.htm">Olson (Eric) - What are We?</A>" also needs close attention - both to determine any change of stance, but also as core reading for Chapter 2. Again, follow the links opposite for whatever I have to say on these books.</li><li>I've come across a Special Issue from 2008 of the Brazilian journal <I>Abstracta</I> which is devoted to a 10th anniversary Symposium on "<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_130.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology</A>". Follow the link opposite for a detailed analysis. </li><li>For equity's sake, I have been taking a look at a similar (but older, hailing from 2001) Symposium on "<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_66.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View</A>". Follow the link opposite. </li></ul></TD><TD WIDTH="30%" valign="center"><ul type="disc"><li><a name="41"></a>Persons_and_Bodies<BR></li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_130.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology</A>"<BR></li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_02/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_2710.htm">Olson (Eric) - What are We?</A>"<BR></li><li><a name="41"></a>Abstracta<BR></li><li><a name="41"></a>Baker_e-Symposium</li></ul></TD></TR><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft">4. </TD><TD Colspan=2 class="BridgeLeft"><B>Current Peripheral Activity</B><p>In addition to the major work above, I am looking in some detail into the following papers & books  most of which have been published in the last few years  in order to ensure I m up to date with recent trends of discussion:-</p><b>Papers</b><ul type="disc"><li>"<A HREF = "../../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21651.htm">Cerullo (Michael A.) - Uploading and Branching Identity</A>": Cerullo is a medical doctor rather than a philosopher, so the argument  while well-informed  isn t as tight as might be. However, this is an important topic, even if those who believe in such things are utterly misguided. </li></ul><b>Books</b><ul type="disc"><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6334.htm">Martin (L. Michael) & Augustine (Keith) - The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death</A>": Augustine asked me (and others) to review this book, which has an important paper by Olson, as well as many other goodies. </li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_05/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_5722.htm">Gasser (Georg), Ed. - Personal Identity and Resurrection: How Do We Survive Our Death?</A>": this is  bar the paper by Olson  from the opposite camp to the above, but additionally contains important papers from Baker, Corcoran, Hudson and  especially  from Zimmerman. </li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6337.htm">Luper (Steven), Ed. - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death</A>": Some overlap with the above two books, but deals with Life as well as death, and is more even-handed. Important papers by Olson, Hawley and DeGrazia.</li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6358.htm">Snowdon (Paul) - Persons, Animals, Ourselves</A>": Snowdon is a major Animalist so it s important that I read his latest work. </li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6361.htm">O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. - Mind, Self and Person</A>": A useful recent survey, with important papers by Olson and Snowdon. I ve listened to most of the talks on which the papers are based while out walking Henry the dog, and I need to write up notes. </li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_126.htm">Merricks (Trenton) - Objects and Persons</A>": Merricks may be an Animalist, and is important for mereology. </li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6364.htm">Dainton (Barry) - Self: Philosophy In Transit</A>": Dainton is a supporter of TEs and the psychological view. It s a fairly simple contemporary account so worth a quick read. </li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6335.htm">Corcoran (Kevin) - Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul</A>": Corcoran is a supporter of Baker s Constitution View, and it s interesting to read another account by a Christian Materialist. </li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6373.htm">Gasser (Georg) & Stefan (Matthias), Eds. - Personal Identity: Complex or Simple?</A>": Most theorists take personhood to be analyzable in terms of properties of other things that are persons. Some deny this. Important recent papers by most of the usual suspects, including Olson, Noonan, Swinburne, Lowe, Sydney Shoemaker, Baker, Zimmerman & Hudson!</li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6376.htm">Francione (Gary) - Animals as Persons: Essays on the Abolition of Animal Exploitation</A>": Francione has a very radical approach to our treatment of non-human animals. Animalists should take note. He accounts animals as legal persons. </li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6381.htm">Francione (Gary) - Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog?</A>": As above. </li><li>"<A HREF = "../../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6372.htm">Papineau (David) - Philosophical Devices: Proofs, Probabilities, Possibilities, and Sets</A>": I can t really justify reading this, other than on those rare occasions when I m on the train. </li></ul></TD> </TR><BR></TABLE><BR><a name="Essay"><h3>Essays</h3><TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR>5.</TD><TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>During my two terms as a research student, most of my effort was focused on reading and commenting on various published journal papers or book chapters. The list opposite gives those that formed essays that were discussed at supervisions, in order of presentation. The trouble I found was that I never had enough time to address anything significant - I had to have 3 supervisions a term whether I had anything to say or not, so my focus was always on trying to produce something for the next supervision rather than digging deeply and finding something worth saying. </li><li>A full list of <A HREF="#Writeup">Write-ups</A> appears below. </li></ul></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li><a name="41"></a>Dennett-Conditions_of_Personhood</li><li><a name="41"></a>Brandom-Toward_a_Normative_Pragmatics</li><li><a name="41"></a>Chisholm-Which_Physical_Thing_Am_I?</li><li><a name="41"></a>Baillie-What_Am_I?</li><li><a name="41"></a>Olson-What_Are_We?</li><li><a name="41"></a>Baker-What_Am_I?</li><li>Fine-A_Counter-Example_to_Locke'<a name="41"></a>s_Thesis</li></ul></TD></TR></TABLE><BR><a name="Status"><h3>Status Reports</h3><TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR>6.</TD><TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>I provide myself with a monthly <B>status report</B> of my Research project, which is limping along somewhat. The right-hand column provides access to this. Earlier reports can be accessed via the "Previous Published Version" link at the bottom of each report. I manage to distract myself by engaging in eight other projects outside my Research. Individual projects are accessed either via the Summary Report or via the Jump Table. </li><li>I also produced a couple of termly status reports for Birkbeck when I was last there. These are opposite. </li><li>For an explanation of how the printable versions of the documents work, please click <a name="41"></a>here. </li></ul></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li><a name="41"></a>Research_Status_Report.</li><li><a name="41"></a>Summary_Status_Report.</li><li><A Href="../../Notes_5/Notes_Print/NotesPrint_512_1_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Printable Version</A>. </li><li><A HREF="../../Notes_Jump_2.htm">Jump Table</A></li><li><a name="41"></a>Autumn_2007</li><li><a name="41"></a>Spring_2008. </li></ul></TD> </TR></TABLE><BR><a name="Supervision"><h3>Supervisions</h3><TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR>7.</TD><TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>Herewith the record of things discussed (or which I wish had been discussed) during my meetings with my MPhil/PhD Supervisor. The link to the jump table opposite contains one item for each supervision held. Note that this area of the site is <U>password protected</U>. </li><li>Printable versions are obtained from links at the bottom of the reports. For an explanation of how the printable versions of the documents work, please click <a name="41"></a>here.For a printable (and on-line hyperlinked) concatenation of all the Notes in alphabetical order (which is also prefixed by the jump table, and which gives information on links to each Note and summary information on reading lists), click on the link opposite. </li></ul></TD><TD WIDTH="30%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li><A HREF="../../../Secure_Jen/Notes_Jump_10.htm">Jump Table</A></li><li><A HREF="../../../Secure_Jen/SupervisionsConcatenatedNotes.htm">Concatenated Version</A> </li></ul></TD></TR></TABLE><BR><a name="PINotes"><h3>Personal Identity Notes</h3><TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR>8.</TD><TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>This is the jumping-off point for the sets of notes I'm building up on the topic of Personal Identity, and allied subjects. Currently, it's mostly just another way of looking at the research proposal together with its footnotes, but it provides the necessary hyperlinking, and will grow over time. The Jump Table prints nicely on one page. For a printable (and on-line hyperlinked) concatenation of all the Notes in alphabetical order (which is also prefixed by the jump table, and which gives information on links to each Note and summary information on reading lists), click on the link opposite. </li></ul></TD><TD WIDTH="30%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li><A HREF="../../Notes_Jump_1.htm">Personal Identity Notes Jump Table</A></li><li><A HREF="../../PersonalIdentityConcatenatedNotes.htm">Concatenated Version</A></li></ul></TD></TR></TABLE><BR><a name="Writeup"><h3>Write-Ups</h3><TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR>9.</TD><TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>A test for my research method is how I document, absorb and integrate ideas triggered by reading published research papers. For the BA I initially wrote <A Href="../../../PrecisCatalogSubTopic.htm">Precis</A> in MS Word (published as .pdf files). For most papers I use Abstracts, accessible from the various lists of papers (follow one of the links below, or the Research Database <a name="41"></a>link, but these don't connect well to the Notes. I'm trialling the use of Notes directly at the moment (and failing miserably, though I have hopes). The link to the Jump Table for these is to the right. My aim is to integrate them with the Personal Identity Notes. </li><li>The Jump Table prints nicely on one page. For a printable (and on-line hyperlinked) concatenation of all the Notes in alphabetical order (which is also prefixed by the jump table, and which gives information on links to each Note and summary information on reading lists), click on the link opposite. </li></ul></TD><TD WIDTH="30%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li><A HREF="../../Notes_Jump_6.htm">Research Notes Jump Table</A></li><li><A HREF="../../Write-upsConcatenatedNotes.htm">Concatenated Version</A></li></ul></TD></TR></TABLE><BR><a name="Papers"><h3>Papers Referenced</h3><TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR>10.</TD><TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>This document lists (in title within author sequence) the papers (or book chapters) on the subject of Personal Identity (and related topics) that I have actually got round to reading. The intention is to add handy summaries in the near future. The literature on this topic is so vast, it's easy to lose track. I'm hoping this and similar documents will help somewhat. </li></ul></TD><TD WIDTH="30%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li><A HREF="../../../PaperCatalogIdentityRead.htm" TARGET = "_top">Identity Papers Read</A></li></ul></TD></TR><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR>11.</TD><TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>This document is the same as the above, but sorted initially by Sub-topic (where assigned some more work is needed here). </li></ul></TD><TD WIDTH="30%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li><A HREF="../../../PaperCatalogIdentityReadSubTopic.htm" TARGET = "_top">Identity Papers Read by Sub-Topic</A></li></ul></TD></TR><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR>12.</TD><TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>This document lists all the papers (or book chapters) on the subject of Personal Identity (and related topics) that I have collected. The intention is to add handy summaries, but one lifetime is probably insufficient. </li></ul></TD><TD WIDTH="30%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li><A HREF="../../../PaperCatalogIdentityFull.htm" TARGET = "_top">Identity Papers Full</A></li></ul></TD></TR><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR>13.</TD><TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>This document is the same as the above, but sorted initially by Sub-topic (where assigned; much more work is needed here. Items with no Sub-Topic assigned are assigned to "Unassigned"). </li></ul></TD><TD WIDTH="30%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li><A HREF="../../../PaperCatalogIdentityFullSubTopic.htm" TARGET = "_top">Identity Papers Full by Sub-Topic</A></li></ul></TD></TR></TABLE><BR><a name="Birkbeck"><h3>Birkbeck Handbooks</h3><TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950><TR><TD WIDTH="5%" class="BridgeLeft"><BR>14.</TD><TD WIDTH="65%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>Sundry information for Birkbeck Research Students in Philosophy is best found from the link opposite.</li></ul> </TD><TD WIDTH="30%" class="BridgeLeft"><ul type="disc"><li>Birkbeck Philosophy Research Student Information (<A HREF = "http://www.bbk.ac.uk/philosophy/current-students/" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (http://www.bbk.ac.uk/philosophy/current-students/))</li></ul></TD></TR></TABLE></Center><FONT COLOR = "000000"></P><B>Note last updated:</B> 21/04/2018 20:05:17<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: 02/08/2018 18:33:59. 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