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Status: Personal Identity (2017 - June)

(Text as at 20/07/2017 14:34:05)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during April – June 2017
  1. I spent 170 hours in 2Q17 on my Thesis or Thesis-related work (488 hours YTD, where for “YTD” – Year to Date – I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2016). That’s 93% of the planned effort (89% YTD). Overall, 27% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 25% YTD) – as against 28% planned (29% YTD).
  2. In addition to again spending less time than planned, I again didn’t spend it on the tasks planned.
    1. I started to spend some time researching Transhumanism4,
      → completing "O'Connell (Mark) - To be a Machine" and "Graziano (Michael) - Endless fun" and
      → starting "Bostrom (Nick) - Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies" and "Kasparov (Garry) - Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins".
    2. Started to read the long and difficult "Zimmerman (Dean) - Personal Identity and the Survival of Death", which I found on-line. I subsequently purchased "Bradley (Ben), Feldman (Fred) & Johansson (Jens) - The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death" in which it was published.
    3. A considerable amount of time was spent on papers issued under the aegis of "Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) - Aeon". These are very interesting, and of wide scope. Not many of them are strictly germane to my research interests, but – as last quarter – I continued to read – and where possible remark on – the one or two of interest that appear daily. I have found this very satisfying and it has raised a lot of issues across a broad range of topics, many relevant to my research. But I think it has become too distracting and time-consuming to continue with.
    4. As a background task, I completed re-reading and reviewing "Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories".
  3. Progress between reports can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List5.
  4. More detail follows:-

Thesis (Total Hours = 57)
  1. Thesis - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 47)
  2. Thesis - Discussions (Total Hours = 3.75)
  3. Thesis - Research Repositioning (Total Hours = 6.25)

Thesis Background (Total Hours = 113)
  1. Thesis Background - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 109.75)
  2. Thesis Background - Books Admin
  3. Thesis Background - Status (Total Hours = 3)

Plans for the Near Future – Top Priority Tasks
Summary of Progress to Date

This was hived off to a separate Note18 back in 2010, and hasn’t changed much since.



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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 65)

Date Length Title
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)
07/10/2015 00:27:22 12172 Status: Personal Identity (2015 - September)
02/07/2015 23:12:29 11211 Status: Personal Identity (2015 - June)
23/04/2015 21:14:24 12429 Status: Personal Identity (2015 - March)
13/01/2015 19:07:41 11235 Status: Personal Identity (2014 - December)
07/10/2014 17:39:50 9534 Status: Personal Identity (2014 - September)
04/07/2014 22:46:34 8565 Status: Personal Identity (2014 - June)



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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 10 (Thought Experiments) Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection)
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