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Status: Personal Identity (2019 - March)

(Text as at 05/04/2019 10:36:29)

(For earlier versions of this Note, see the table at the end)


Rationale for this Project



Summary of Progress during January - March 2019
  1. I spent 198 hours in 19Q1 on this Project, or related work (475.25 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2018). That's 62.2% of the planned effort (82.1% YTD). Overall, 31.8% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 39% YTD) - as against 46.3% planned (41.6% YTD).
  2. My planned effort was 25 hours / week5. Unfortunately, this quarter I nowhere near achieved this. This was primarily due to the (perceived) need to focus attention on preparing a timeline for Coxes Farm6 as part of my Web-Tools7 project. However, much of the effort actually expended against this project was on items relevant to my Thesis!
  3. Continued with a few Notes associated with my Thesis.
  4. Started looking at "Hofstadter (Douglas) & Dennett (Daniel), Eds. - The Mind's I - Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul".
  5. My main focus this time round was the work of Elselijn Kigma, in particular:-
    "Kingma (Elselijn) - Lady Parts: The Metaphysics of Pregnancy", and
    "Kingma (Elselijn) - Were You Part of Your Mother?".
    I attended a lecture with the above title she gave at Birkbeck on Friday 15th March, and asked a question on whether conjoined twins share parts – and whether this says anything about the gravida / foster relationship. She said she had a post-doc researching the matter, but encouraged me to do likewise.
  6. I saw my former supervisor Jennifer Hornsby at the above seminar. We had a quick chat, and she seemed aware of my website8 without prompting, but I didn’t receive encouragement to return to Birkbeck, not that I raised the matter.
  7. I made no further progress with "Botros (Sophie) - Truth, Time and History - A Philosophical Inquiry with Dr Sophie Botros", but completed reading "Orwell (George), Davison (Peter), Taylor (D.J.), Ed. - Nineteen Eighty-Four: The Annotated Edition", where O’Brien expounds his views on the unreality of the past.
  8. Tragically, Oliver Black died on Wednesday 28th March 2019, so the future of his Salon is very much in doubt.
  9. As background tasks, I read
    "Welch (Robert) - York Notes: George Orwell - Nineteen Eighty-Four",
    "Campbell (Aifric) - The Semantics of Murder",
    "Amis (Kingsley), Lodge (David) - Lucky Jim" (nearly, but not quite, finished),
    → A few papers on Aeon.
  10. Substantially caught up with 2019 posting on Philos-List.
  11. Progress between reports can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List9. More detail follows:-

Thesis (Total Hours = 126)
  1. Thesis - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 106.75)
  2. Thesis - Discussions (Total Hours = 1.5)
    • Interaction - Correspondence with Zenen Kristensen (0.5 hours)
    • Interaction - Discussions with Mike & Sylvia (0.5 hours)
    • Interaction - Discussions with Pete (0.5 hours)
      → See "Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Current Position" (1.5 hours)
  3. Thesis - Lectures
  4. Thesis - Research Repositioning (Total Hours = 12)
  5. Thesis - Seminars
  6. Thesis - Seminars (Reading) (Total Hours = 2.5)
Thesis Background (Total Hours = 67.5)
  1. Thesis Background - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 47)
  2. Thesis Background - Books Admin (Total Hours = 15.75)
  3. Thesis Background - Status
Thesis (Aeon) (Total Hours = 4.5)
Plans for the Near Future – Top Priority Tasks
Summary of Progress to Date

This was hived off to a separate Note32 back in 2010, and hasn’t changed much since.



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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 72)

Date Length Title
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)
21/07/2016 16:12:00 9314 Status: Personal Identity (2016 - June)
05/04/2016 23:19:41 9873 Status: Personal Identity (2016 - March)



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Coxes Farm (Repairs) Dicephalus Status: Personal Identity (Summary of Progress to Date) Status: Philosophy of Religion (2019 - March + Ongoing) Status: Summary Task List (2019: April)
Status: Thesis Dashboard (2019: April) Status: Web-Tools (2019 - March) 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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Simon - T1S1T1 Status: Consciousness Studies (2019 - March + Ongoing) Status: Priority Task List (2019: April) Status: Summary (2019 - March), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2019: April)
Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 18Q4 - 19Q2) Theo Todman's Philosophy Page Theo Todman's Philosophy Research Website - Progress to Date, 2  

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