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Status: Personal Identity (2019 - September)

(Text as at 10/10/2019 23:58:34)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during July - September 2019
  1. I spent 193.75 hours in 19Q3 on this Project, or related work (921 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2018). That's 70.8% of the planned effort (80.3% YTD). Overall, 28.9% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 36.9% YTD) - as against 41.2% planned (40.7% YTD).
  2. My planned effort was 22 hours / week5, reduced slightly from the 25 hours I’d like. In any case, this quarter I only achieved just over 70% against plan, mainly on account of predations from the project’s traditional enemy – bridge! However, much of the effort actually expended against this project was on items relevant to my Thesis!
  3. A full list of items appears below, but the major points are:-
  4. Progress between reports can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List9. More detail follows:-
Thesis (Total Hours = 151.25)
  1. Thesis - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 128.75)
  2. Thesis - Discussions (Total Hours = 2.75)
    • Interaction - Correspondence with Nicholas Maurer (2 hours)
    • Interaction - Discussions with Costelloes (0.5 hours)
    • Interaction - Discussions with Pete (0.25 hours)
      → See "Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Current Position" (2.75 hours)
  3. Thesis - Lectures
  4. Thesis - Research Repositioning (Total Hours = 17.75)
  5. Thesis - Seminars (Reading)
  6. Thesis - Seminars (Writing)
Thesis Background (Total Hours = 37.75)
  1. Thesis Background - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 35)
  2. Thesis Background - Status
Thesis (Aeon)
Plans for the Near Future – Top Priority Tasks
Summary of Progress to Date

This was hived off to a separate Note75 back in 2010, and hasn’t changed much since.



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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 74)

Date Length Title
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)
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)



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10/10/2019 23:58:34 518 (Status: Personal Identity (2019 - September)) Status: Summary (2019 - September)

Summary of Note Links from this Page

Aeon Papers - Summary Document: 2019+ Dicephalus Locke Logic of Identity Matter
Memory Numerical Identity Olson Ontology Organisms
Parfit Perdurantism Person Personality Physical Continuity
Physicalism Pregnancy Probability Psychological Continuity - Forward Psychological View
Psychology Reductionism Religion Semantics Siliconisation
Similarity Simple View Soul Criterion Souls Statue and the Clay
Status: Personal Identity (Summary of Progress to Date) Status: Philosophy of Religion (2019 - September) Status: Priority Task List (2019: November) Status: Summary Task List (2019: October - November) Status: Thesis Dashboard (2019: November)
Substance Survival Taking Persons Seriously 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 Time Transhumanism Unity of the Person Vague Identity

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Simon - T1S1T1 Status: Consciousness Studies (2019 - September) Status: Priority Task List (2019: November) Status: Summary (2019 - September), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2019: October - November)
Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 19Q4) Theo Todman's Philosophy Page Theo Todman's Philosophy Research Website - Progress to Date, 2  

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