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Status: Personal Identity (2018 - December)

(Text as at 06/01/2019 23:36:58)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during October - December 2018
  1. I spent 277.25 hours in 4Q18 on this Project, or related work (277.25 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2018). That's 106.6% of the planned effort (106.6% YTD). Overall, 46.5% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 46.5% YTD) - as against 37% planned (36.9% YTD).
  2. My planned effort was 20 hours / week5. This quarter – after a late surge – I more than achieved this. Moreover, most of the effort expended was on relevant items!
  3. My main focus this time round was on "Botros (Sophie) - Truth, Time and History: A Philosophical Enquiry": firstly, to complete reading the book, then to complete going through the bibliography and adding text within my database for all the entries I think are relevant, acquiring those items I didn’t have.
  4. I also watched and transcribed the associated video "Botros (Sophie) - Truth, Time and History - A Philosophical Inquiry with Dr Sophie Botros", and have spent time adding footnotes.
  5. In connection with the above, where O’Brien’s views on the unreality of the past receive support, I purchased and started reading "Orwell (George), Davison (Peter), Taylor (D.J.), Ed. - Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Annotated Edition".
  6. Updated a number of my Notes, though with less zeal than last quarter.
  7. Made another attempt to read and understand "Lebens (Samuel) & Goldschmidt (Tyron) - The Promise of a New Past". On-going!
  8. In addition, completed reading
    "Heyes (Cecilia M.) - Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking"
    "Rosling (Hans) - Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think"
    "Rovelli (Carlo) - The Order of Time"
    "Hale (Sheila) - The Man Who Lost His Language"
  9. Progress between reports can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List6. More detail follows:-
Thesis (Total Hours = 250.5)
  1. Thesis - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 235.75)
  2. Thesis - Discussions (Total Hours = 1.25)
  3. Thesis - Lectures
  4. Thesis - Research Repositioning
  5. Thesis - Seminars (Total Hours = 4.75)
  6. Thesis - Seminars (Writing)
Thesis Background (Total Hours = 25.75)
  1. Thesis Background - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 19.25)
  2. Thesis Background - Status (Total Hours = 6.5)
Thesis (Aeon)
Plans for the Near Future – Top Priority Tasks
Summary of Progress to Date

This was hived off to a separate Note28 back in 2010, and hasn’t changed much since.



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Footnote 5: Footnote 7: Footnote 8: Footnote 10: Footnote 12: Footnote 24: Footnote 25: Footnote 26:


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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 71)

Date Length Title
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)
20/07/2017 14:34:05 14289 Status: Personal Identity (2017 - June)
10/04/2017 23:38:24 12285 Status: Personal Identity (2017 - March)
14/01/2017 20:18:14 10076 Status: Personal Identity (2016 - December)
14/10/2016 22:14:53 6660 Status: Personal Identity (2016 - September)
21/07/2016 16:12:00 9314 Status: Personal Identity (2016 - June)
05/04/2016 23:19:41 9873 Status: Personal Identity (2016 - March)
07/01/2016 00:59:02 14575 Status: Personal Identity (2015 - December)



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06/01/2019 23:36:58 518 (Status: Personal Identity (2018 - December)) Status: Summary (2018 - December)

Summary of Note Links from this Page

Status: Personal Identity (Summary of Progress to Date) Status: Philosophy of Religion (2018 - December + Ongoing) Status: Summary Task List (2019: January - February) Status: Thesis Dashboard (2019: February) Theo Todman's BA Papers
Thesis - Chapter 02 (What are We?) 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 10 (Thought Experiments)
Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection) Thesis - Current Stance Thesis - Journals Thesis - Outline Transhumanism

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Simon - T1S1T1 Status: Consciousness Studies (2018 - December + Ongoing) Status: Priority Task List (2019: January) Status: Summary (2018 - December), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2019: January - February)
Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 18Q4 - 19Q1) Status: Web-Tools (2018 - December) Theo Todman's Philosophy Page Theo Todman's Philosophy Research Papers Website - Progress to Date, 2

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