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Status: Personal Identity (2021 - March)

(Text as at 03/04/2021 19:58:05)

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


Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during January - March 2021
  1. I spent 335 hours in 21Q1 on this Project, or related work (674.5 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2020). That's 111.2% of the planned effort (109.8% YTD). Overall, 50.6% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 50.3% YTD) - as against 44.4% planned (43.6% YTD).
  2. I worked hard and comfortably exceeded my quarterly time budget.
  3. The main success of the quarter was to allocate all the PID Notes I’ve written to at least one Thesis Chapter, and to integrate their reading lists with those in my Thesis. This will allow me to push on with the text of my Thesis without having to maintain two sets of reading lists.
  4. I also ensured that all my books related to my Thesis, and all the papers on the topic that I’ve read, are allocated to at least one PID Note.
  5. To control all this, I’ve created a PID Note Usage5 Page.
  6. A pleasing diversion was an email from Keith Augustine with remarks on my review of "Hershenov (David) - Review of Nancey Murphy's 'Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies?'". A bit of a side-topic I’m yet to fully follow up, but also a useful lead to "Olson (Eric) - The Central Dogma Of Transhumanism".
  7. I’ve got yet further behind on reading Aeon, but at the expense of “real work” on my Thesis.
  8. Progress between reports can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List6.
  9. A full list of items worked on in the quarter appears below.
Thesis (Total Hours = 202.25)
  1. Thesis - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 200.75)
  2. Thesis - Research Repositioning (Total Hours = 1.5)
Thesis Background (Total Hours = 112.5)
  1. Thesis Background - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 95.5)
  2. Thesis Background - Books Admin (Total Hours = 14.25)
    • "Admin - Catalogue Papers and Books (including Abstract improvements)" (9.5 hours)
    • Admin - Catalogue Papers and Books - Cambridge Core - Books (0.25 hours)
    • Admin - Catalogue Papers and Books - Cambridge Core - Canadian Journal of Philosopy (0.75 hours)
    • Admin - Catalogue Papers and Books - Cambridge Core - Journal of the American Philosophical Association (2.75 hours)
    • Admin - Catalogue Papers and Books - Cambridge Core - Philosophy Journal (1 hour)
  3. Thesis Background - Status
Thesis (Aeon) (Total Hours = 20.25)
Plans for the Near Future – Top Priority Tasks
Summary of Progress to Date

This was hived off to a separate Note83 back in 2010, and hasn’t changed much since.



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Table of the Previous 12 Versions of this Note: (of 80)

Date Length Title
04/01/2021 19:40:48 27330 Status: Personal Identity (2020 - December)
04/10/2020 00:27:22 34087 Status: Personal Identity (2020 - September)
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)



Note last updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
03/04/2021 19:58:05 518 (Status: Personal Identity (2021 - March)) Status: Summary (2021 - March)

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Aeon Papers Animal Rights Animalism Animalism - Objections Animals
Artifacts Brain Constitution View Death Dicephalus
Existence Free Will Human Beings Hybrid Theories Intelligence
Life Locke Logic of Identity Makropulos Case Narrative Identity
Parfit Partial Identity Persistence Person PID Note, Book & Paper Usage
Pregnancy Process Metaphysics Psychological Continuity - Forward Race Reincarnation
Resurrection Self Simple View Souls Status: Personal Identity (Summary of Progress to Date)
Status: Philosophy of Religion (2021 - March) Status: Priority Task List (2021 - June) Status: Summary Task List (2021: April - June) Status: Thesis Dashboard (2021: June) 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
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