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Status: Personal Identity (2020 - September)

(Text as at 04/10/2020 00:27:22)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during July - September 2020
  1. I spent 385.25 hours in 20Q3 on this Project, or related work (1181.25 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2019). That's 134.3% of the planned effort (103% YTD). Overall, 55.3% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 42.4% YTD) - as against 40.7% planned (38.8% YTD).
  2. I worked hard and achieved over a third more than my quarterly time budget, and over-achieved my annual budget for the first time ever.
  3. The main success of the quarter was to get all my Notes on Personal Identity up to the standard format, selectively revising the text and generating the Link Pages for each. I also started doing “updating runs” for these and using the findings to update the reading lists.
  4. I’ve got a bit behind on reading Aeon, but at the expense of “real work” on my Thesis.
  5. There was probably too much effort focused on Race5, but this is an important topic given current tensions in society.
  6. Progress between reports can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List6.
  7. A full list of items worked on in the quarter appears below.
Thesis (Total Hours = 253.75)
  1. Thesis - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 242.25)
  2. Thesis - Discussions (Total Hours = 3)
  3. Thesis - Research Repositioning (Total Hours = 8.5)
Thesis Background (Total Hours = 90.75)
  1. Thesis Background - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 85)
  2. Thesis Background - Books Admin (Total Hours = 4.25)
  3. Thesis Background - Status
Thesis (Aeon) (Total Hours = 40.75)
Plans for the Near Future – Top Priority Tasks
Summary of Progress to Date

This was hived off to a separate Note87 back in 2010, and hasn’t changed much since.



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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 78)

Date Length Title
03/07/2020 22:09:07 34006 Status: Personal Identity (2020 - June)
04/04/2020 00:14:24 24588 Status: Personal Identity (2020 - March)
19/01/2020 23:41:17 19642 Status: Personal Identity (2019 - December)
10/10/2019 23:58:34 21983 Status: Personal Identity (2019 - September)
14/07/2019 20:29:46 21662 Status: Personal Identity (2019 - June)
05/04/2019 10:36:29 16875 Status: Personal Identity (2019 - March)
06/01/2019 23:36:58 17631 Status: Personal Identity (2018 - December)
10/10/2018 16:43:41 14280 Status: Personal Identity (2018 - September)
06/07/2018 18:56:10 13271 Status: Personal Identity (2018 - June)
05/04/2018 10:48:00 17614 Status: Personal Identity (2018 - March)
05/01/2018 00:11:31 21399 Status: Personal Identity (2017 - December)
09/10/2017 23:25:26 19614 Status: Personal Identity (2017 - September)



Note last updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
04/10/2020 00:27:22 518 (Status: Personal Identity (2020 - September)) Status: Summary (2020 - September)

Summary of Note Links from this Page

Aeon Papers Animalism Animalism - Objections Animals Artifacts
Brain Constitution View Death Dicephalus Evolution
Existence Free Will Human Beings Induction Life
Locke Logic of Identity Makropulos Case Narrative Identity Parfit
Partial Identity Persistence Person Physicalism Pregnancy
Process Metaphysics Psychological Continuity - Forward Psychological View Race Reincarnation
Religion Resurrection Self Semantics Simple View
Soul Criterion Souls Status: Personal Identity (Summary of Progress to Date) Status: Philosophy of Religion (2020 - September) Status: Priority Task List (2020 - November)
Status: Summary Task List (2020: October - November) Status: Thesis Dashboard (2020: November) Theo Todman's BA Papers 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 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 08 (Arguments against Animalism)
Thesis - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments) Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection) Thesis - Current Stance Thesis - Introduction Thesis - Journals
Thought Experiments Time Transhumanism Unity of the Person Vague Identity

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Simon - T1S1T1 Status: Consciousness Studies (2020 - September) Status: Priority Task List (2020 - November) Status: Summary (2020 - September), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2020: October - November)
Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 20Q4) Theo Todman's Philosophy Page Theo Todman's Philosophy Research Website - Progress to Date (2020 - November), 2 Website Generator Documentation - Functors, 2, 3, 4, 5

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