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Status: Summary (2017 - March)

(Text as at 10/04/2017 23:38:24)

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Rationale for this Report


Projects in Progress
Planning and Actuals
Detailed Interim Activities

Plans for the Near Future20
  1. Personal Identity21
    1. Continue with my Thesis22; in particular fill out those sections that I can write something on without further research.
    2. Complete a full review and update of the Notes I’ve created on Personal Identity, focusing on those with least content.
    3. Chapter 223 (What Are We?). Focussing on:-
      1. Human Beings: "Johnston (Mark) - 'Human Beings' Revisited: My Body is Not an Animal".
      2. Selves:-
        1. "Dainton (Barry) - Self: Philosophy In Transit",
        2. "O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. - Mind, Self and Person".
    4. Chapter 624 (Animalism). Focussing on:-
      1. "Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology", my core text,
      2. "Merricks (Trenton) - Objects and Persons",
      3. "Bailey (Andrew M.) - The Elimination Argument",
      4. "Olson (Eric) - On Parfit's View That We Are Not Human Beings",
      5. "Olson (Eric) - The Metaphysical Implications of Conjoined Twining",
      6. "Olson (Eric) - The Role of the Brainstem in Personal Identity",
      7. "Shoemaker (Sydney) - Persons, Animals, and Identity",
      8. "Snowdon (Paul) - Persons, Animals, Ourselves".
    5. Chapter 725 (The Constitution View):-
      1. Start a serious review of "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View", my other core text.
      2. Read and review "Corcoran (Kevin) - Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul".
    6. Chapter 1126 (Resurrection):-
      1. Start a thorough review of "Martin (L. Michael) & Augustine (Keith) - The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death",
      2. Start a review of "Luper (Steven), Ed. - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death", especially
      3. "Olson (Eric) - The Nature of People",
      4. Read and review "Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Death and the Afterlife",
      5. "Corcoran (Kevin) - Dualism, Materialism and the Problem of Post Mortem Survival".
    7. As background tasks:-
      1. Convert old PDF-précis, Etc27. to Notes,
      2. Complete cataloguing the books downloaded from Springer,
      3. Continue with "Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers",
      4. Complete "Erber (Joan T.) & Szuchman (Lenore T.) - Great Myths of Aging",
      5. Continue reading and reviewing
        "Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories", and
        → Papers issued by "Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) - Aeon: A-B (& General)",
      6. Keep up with the Journals via JSTOR28.
  2. Philosophy of Religion29.
    1. Philosophy of Religion:
    2. Resurrection:
    3. Background:
  3. Web-tools30
  4. Consciousness31
    1. Re-read and write notes on "Papineau (David) - Introducing Consciousness",
    2. Read appropriate papers from "Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) - Aeon: A-B (& General)",
    3. Read "Graziano (Michael) - Consciousness and the Social Brain".
  5. Bridge32
    1. Play twice or three times a week in clubs, and in Essex & National competitions, but to keep “within budget” it is essential that I don’t get involved in lengthy post-mortems.
    2. ECBA Committee Involvement: Committee Meeting on Tuesday 18th April & the AGM on Sunday 14th May.
    3. Up-coming competitions: I’m not sure what I’ll compete in yet, but the following are scheduled:-
      • ECBA League Div 2: We need to win our final match 17-3 to gain promotion. Rather unlikely!
      • ECBA Club Pairs (Sunday 4th June), with Colin, representing Hutton.
      • ECBA Championship Pairs (Sunday 23rd April), with Albert.
      • EBU Easter Championship Pairs (Friday / Sat 14-15th April), with Colin.
      • ECBA Teams of 4 Final (Monday 3rd April 2017), with David, Albert & Chris T.
    4. Bridge Study33:-
  6. Chess34: Note35.
    1. Read "Chess - Chess Magazine".
  7. Languages36
    1. Spanish37: Pursue "Utley (Derek) & Serarols (Maria Assumpta) - BBC Espana Viva - Spanish for Beginners".
  8. Music38
    1. Oboe:-
      1. Attend the 6 sessions of The Enigma Ensemble.
      2. Practice the oboe for 30 minutes every day – focussing on the above and …
      3. Occasionally try longer sessions to build up stamina further.
      4. Work through "Langey (Otto) - The Oboe: Practical Tutor for the Oboe and Cor Anglais".
      5. Run through the Enigma Ensemble portfolio.
      6. Read "Caplan (Stephen) - Oboe: The Breathing Book".
    2. General Reading: Continue with "Gardiner (John Eliot) - Music in the Castle of Heaven: A Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach".
  9. Mathematics39
    1. Browse "Gowers (Timothy), Barrow-Green (June) & Leader (Imre), Eds. - The Princeton Companion to Mathematics",
    2. Study40 "Hamilton (Lawrence) - Modern Data Analysis: A First Course in Applied Statistics".
    3. Complete reading "Shapiro (Stewart) - Thinking about Mathematics - The Philosophy of Mathematics", and
    4. Continue reading "MacKinnon (Robert F.) - Bridge, Probability & Information".
  10. HiQ41
    1. Engage with:-
      "ISPE - The Thousander", and
      "ISPE - Telicom"
    2. Chase up the result of the ISPE entry test I submitted.



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 1: Footnote 2: As noted above, since the contents of the groups changes over time, this justification for their segregation isn’t entirely accurate.

Footnote 11: Footnote 14: Footnote 18: Footnote 20: In the light of the segregation of my projects into three tiers, items for tertiary projects are only to be addressed if everything of higher priority is in shape.

Footnote 33: There may not be time or enthusiasm for much of this!

Footnote 35: Now this project has been down-prioritised, I’ve chopped potential actions down to a minimum.

Footnote 37: Preparation for holiday in Mallorca!

Footnote 40: A decent knowledge of statistics is essential to many of my projects, so I ought to get back into it. This is a gentle introduction.


Live Version of this Archived Note

Date Length Title
07/07/2018 11:35:31 19356 Status: Summary (2018 - June)


Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 70)

Date Length Title
14/01/2017 20:18:14 18353 Status: Summary (2016 - December)
14/10/2016 22:14:53 17222 Status: Summary (2016 - September)
21/07/2016 16:12:00 16905 Status: Summary (2016 - June)
05/04/2016 23:19:41 16948 Status: Summary (2016 - March)
07/01/2016 00:59:02 16953 Status: Summary (2015 - December)
07/10/2015 00:27:22 18284 Status: Summary (2015 - September)
02/07/2015 23:12:29 19086 Status: Summary (2015 - June)
23/04/2015 21:14:24 15745 Status: Summary (2015 - March)
13/01/2015 19:07:41 14855 Status: Summary (2014 - December)
07/10/2014 17:39:50 12783 Status: Summary (2014 - September)
04/07/2014 22:46:34 11822 Status: Summary (2014 - June)
04/04/2014 19:03:22 11836 Status: Summary (2014 - March)


Table of the 4 Later Versions of this Note

Date Length Title
05/04/2018 10:48:00 19590 Status: Summary (2018 - March)
05/01/2018 00:11:31 16735 Status: Summary (2017 - December)
09/10/2017 23:25:26 17239 Status: Summary (2017 - September)
20/07/2017 14:34:05 14678 Status: Summary (2017 - June)



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Status: Actual Detail Summary (2007 - 2017) Status: Bridge (2017 - March) (2) Status: Chess (2016 - September) (2) Status: Consciousness Studies (2017 - March) (2) Status: HiQ (2016 - September) (2)
Status: Languages (2016 - September) (2) Status: Mathematics (2016 - September) (2) Status: Music (2017 - March) (2) Status: Personal Identity (2017 - March) (2) Status: Philosophy of Religion (2017 - March) (2)
Status: Summary - Actual versus Plan (2017 - March) Status: Summary - Time Analysis (2017 - March) Status: Summary Task List (2017: January - March) Status: Web-Tools (2017 - March) (2) Theo Todman's BA Papers
Thesis - Chapter 02 (What are We?) Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection) Thesis - Later Reading
Thesis - Outline . . . .

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