<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Status Reports - Status: Personal Identity (2016 - June) (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Status Reports</h2><h3>Status: Personal Identity (2016 - June)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 21/07/2016 16:12:00)<br><br>(For other versions of this Note, see the <a href="#LiveVersion">tables at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B><U>Rationale for this Project</B></U><ul type="disc"><li>I am researching the subject of Personal Identity primarily because of its intrinsic interest and importance. It is really a sub-topic in my Philosophy of <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_519_42572675.htm">Religion</A><SUP>1</SUP> project, with its penultimate chapter considering the metaphysical possibility of resurrection. </li><li>While I m interested in the topic of my research in its own right, I think when I ve sorted it out a bit, and have something to say, I ll want to engage with other philosophers active in this field  and re-starting a PhD at Birkbeck or elsewhere might be the only effective way to do this. </li><li>While a PhD is not an end in itself, and certainly not the ultimate aim of my doing philosophy, it s still true that a PhD would teach me research techniques, provide focus and direction, and furnish a professional qualification should I want to publish any results in this or any other area of philosophy.</li><li>The jumping-off point for my thesis is <a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_733_42465972.htm">here</A><SUP>2</SUP>, and a progress dashboard is <a name="3"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1024_42465972.htm">here</A><SUP>3</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><B><U>Summary of Progress during April - June 2016</B></U><ol type="1"><li>I spent 100 hours in 2Q16 on my Thesis or Thesis-related work (519 hours YTD, where for  YTD  Year to Date  I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2015). That s 48% of the planned effort (77% YTD). Overall, 15% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 27% YTD)  as against 31% planned (34% YTD). </li><li>This quarter, effort was severely curtailed by the need to focus on Pete s PhD Appendices (see <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_520_42572675.htm">Web Tools</A><SUP>4</SUP>). Even the time spent was directed almost exclusively to peripheral matters:- <ul type="disc"><li>Continued a detailed analysis of <a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3507.htm">Olson (Eric) - Psychology and Personal Identity</A>". </li><li>At the behest of Naomi, took the MOOC <a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21736.htm">van Oostendorp (Marc) - Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics</A>". Listened to the lectures, read the background material, bought (but naturally didn t read) a bunch of associated books, and took and passed all the exams. Very stimulating. </li><li>Again at Naomi s behest, listened to <a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21794.htm">Puett (Michael) - RSA Lecture: The Path to Living Well</A>" and bought, but haven t read, a few associated books. </li><li>Continued with <a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21756.htm">Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories</A>". Including some vigorous discussions with Sylvia! </li></ul> </li><li>Progress between reports can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List (<a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_975_42572675.htm">Click Here</A><SUP>5</SUP>). </li><li>More detail follows:- </li></ol><BR><b><u>Thesis</u></b> (Total Hours = 44.5)<ol type="1"><li><b>Thesis - Reading / Writing</b> (Total Hours = 25.5)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="72"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6417.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Explaining Attitudes: A Practical Approach to the Mind</A>" (Read / Write, 1.5 hours)</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21793.htm">Claxton (Guy) - RSA Lecture: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="73"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1179.htm">Dretske (Fred) - Explaining Behaviour - Reasons in a World of Causes</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_08/Abstract_8255.htm">Dretske (Fred) - Knowledge and the Flow of Information: Preface</A>" (Read / Write, 2 hours)</li><li><a name="74"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6416.htm">Korsgaard (Christine) - Self-Constitution: Agency, Identity, and Integrity</A>" (Read / Write, 3.25 hours)</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3507.htm">Olson (Eric) - Psychology and Personal Identity</A>" (Write, 9.25 hours)</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_21/PaperSummary_21841.htm">Patterson (Sarah) - Mind & Language (7.1-2, Spring/Summer 1992): Introduction</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5402.htm">Perry (John) - Review of Bernard Williams' 'Problems of the Self'</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_08/Abstract_8105.htm">Sacks (Oliver) - A Matter of Identity</A>" (Read / Write, 1.5 hours)</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_08/Abstract_8095.htm">Sacks (Oliver) - The Lost Mariner</A>" (Read / Write, 2.25 hours)</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15846.htm">Schechtman (Marya) - The Same and the Same: Two Views of Psychological Continuity</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1791.htm">Shoemaker (Sydney) - Personal Identity: a Materialist Account</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_09/Abstract_9592.htm">Stone (Tony) & Davies (Martin) - Mental Simulation: Introduction</A>" (Read / Write, 2.25 hours)</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21820.htm">Torrengo (Giuliano) - Feeling the Passing of Time</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis - Discussions</b> (Total Hours = 1.75)<ul type="disc"><li>Interaction - Discussion with Becky's friends (Ben, etc) (1 hour)<br>&rarr; See <a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_16/PaperSummary_16445.htm">Interaction - Religion - Discussions</A>"</li><li>Interaction - Discussions with Naomi (0.5 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_21/PaperSummary_21792.htm">Puett (Michael) & Gross-Loh (Christine) - The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything</A>"</li><li>Interaction - Discussions with Pete (Will Self on Psychology) (0.25 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12467.htm">Interaction - Discussions with Pete</A>"</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis - Lectures</b> (Total Hours = 14)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21793.htm">Claxton (Guy) - RSA Lecture: Why Your Mind Needs Your Body</A>" (1 hour)</li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21794.htm">Puett (Michael) - RSA Lecture: The Path to Living Well</A>" (1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21736.htm">van Oostendorp (Marc) - Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics</A>" (11.75 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis - Research Repositioning</b><ul type="disc"><li><a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9508.htm">Admin - Thesis - Outline & Initial Research (April - June)</A>" (3.25 hours)</li></ul></li></ol><BR><b><u>Thesis Background</u></b> (Total Hours = 55.25)<ol type="1"><li><b>Thesis Background - Reading / Writing</b> (Total Hours = 50.25)<ul type="disc"><li> Lao Tzu, Lau (D.C.) - Tao Te Ching (Write, 0.5 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="37"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_21/PaperSummary_21795.htm">Lao Tzu, Lau (D.C.) - Tao Te Ching</A>"</li><li><a name="38"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21798.htm">Anderson (Stephen R.) - How Many Languages are there in the World?</A>" (Read, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="39"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21818.htm">Bickerton (Derek) - Words Cannot Express</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="75"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6426.htm">Chomsky (Noam) - The Architecture of Language</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="40"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21810.htm">Comrie (Bernard) - Linguistic Typology</A>" (Read, 2.5 hours)</li><li><a name="76"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6422.htm">Confucius, Lau (D.C.) - The Analects</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="41"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21800.htm">Dasgupta (Shreya) - Can any animals talk and use language like humans?</A>" (Read, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="77"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6427.htm">Davis (Joel) - Mother Tongue: How Humans Create Language</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="42"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21817.htm">Deutscher (Guy) - Does Your Language Shape How You Think?</A>" (Read / Write, 1.5 hours)</li><li><a name="78"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6423.htm">Deutscher (Guy) - The Unfolding Of Language: The Evolution of Mankind's Greatest Invention</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="79"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6432.htm">Deutscher (Guy) - Through the Language Glass: Why The World Looks Different In Other Languages</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="43"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21826.htm">Ethnologue - Endangered Languages</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="44"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21801.htm">Ethnologue - Language Status</A>" (Read, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="80"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6425.htm">Fromkin (Victoria A.), Rodman (Robert) & Hyams (Nina) - An Introduction to Language (8th Edition)</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="45"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21802.htm">Georgia Tech - The Waggle Dance of the Honeybee</A>" (Read, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="46"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12414.htm">Interaction - Discussion with Sylvia</A>" (Write, 4.25 hours)</li><li><a name="47"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21799.htm">Jackendoff (Ray) - How did Language begin?</A>" (Read, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="48"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21827.htm">Labov (William) - A Life of Learning: Six People I Have Learned From</A>" (Read / Write, 2.5 hours)</li><li><a name="81"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6429.htm">Leroi (Armand Marie) - Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="49"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21822.htm">Lugea (Jane) - Early Language Exposure Leaves Imprint On The Brain</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="50"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21808.htm">Maddieson (Ian) - Consonant Inventories</A>" (Read, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="51"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21809.htm">Maddieson (Ian) - Vowel Quality Inventories</A>" (Read, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="52"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21816.htm">McWhorter (John) - Don't Believe the Hype About Aborigines, Yiddish, or Ebonics</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="82"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6420.htm">Mencius, Lau (D.C.) - Mencius</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="83"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6435.htm">Moravcsik (Edith A.) - Introducing Language Typology</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="84"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6433.htm">Obler (Loraine K.) & Gjerlow (Kris) - Language and the Brain</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li>Philos_List (Read, 0.5 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="53"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9508.htm">Admin - Thesis - Outline & Initial Research (April - June)</A>"</li><li><a name="54"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_21/PaperSummary_21792.htm">Puett (Michael) & Gross-Loh (Christine) - The Path: A New Way to Think About Everything</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="85"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6434.htm">Romaine (Suzanne) - Language in Society: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="55"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21825.htm">Schwyter (Jrg) -  Me talk funny - A stroke patient s personal account</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="56"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21823.htm">Schwyter (Jrg) - Losing Language: Multilingualism and Aphasia</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li>Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories: Before the Party (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li>Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories: Mackintosh (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li>Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories: Mr Harrington's Washing (Read / Write, 3.25 hours)</li><li>Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories: P & O (Write, 1 hour)</li><li>Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories: Rain (Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li>Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories: Sanatorium (Read, 0.25 hours)</li><li>Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories: The Fall of Edward Barnard (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li>Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories: The Letter (Read / Write, 3.25 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="57"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21756.htm">Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories</A>"</li><li><a name="86"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6428.htm">Tallerman (Maggie) - Understanding Syntax</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="87"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6424.htm">Tomasello (Michael) - Origins of Human Communication</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li>van Oostendorp (Marc) - Miracles of Human Language: Background Reading (Read, 2 hours)</li><li>van Oostendorp (Marc) - Miracles of Human Language: Tests (Write, 9.75 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="58"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21736.htm">van Oostendorp (Marc) - Miracles of Human Language: An Introduction to Linguistics</A>"</li><li><a name="59"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21815.htm">Whatley (Stuart) - The Magnificent  Accretion of Random Habits : On Language, Perception, and the World</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="60"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21828.htm">Woodbury (Anthony C.) - What is an Endangered Language?</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis Background - Books Admin</b> (Total Hours = 2.25)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="61"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9513.htm">Admin - Catalogue Papers and Books (including Abstract improvements)</A>" (0.75 hours)</li><li>Admin - Catalogue Papers and Books (including Abstract improvements) - Fodor (1.5 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis Background - Status</b> (Total Hours = 2.75)<ul type="disc"><li>1Q16 Status Reports (2.5 hours)</li><li>2Q16 Status Reports (0.25 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="62"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9516.htm">Admin - Thesis Planning+Admin (Jan - March)</A>"</li></ul></li></ol><BR><B><U>Plans for the Near Future  Top Priority Tasks</B></U> <ul type="disc"><li>I now have a clear idea of what I want to do over the next 3 <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_518_6">years</A></U><SUB>6</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_518_6"></A>, which is to complete a thesis to my own satisfaction. As such I require rigorous focus on the priority tasks, books and papers. Lower-priority reading is not likely to get a look in, so will be cut. </li><li>An  ideal next step (and one previously suggested) is to ensure that everything of relevance that I have actually read is written up and incorporated in my Notes database and only later  and secondly  consider anything that I have not yet read. This would require discipline, in that interesting new stuff is always turning up, and would be an iterative process. Further, given I m not getting any younger, it could also be wasting time which should be focussed on using the most relevant materials. </li><li>So, if what I ve read and written on  in the form of particular papers on a particular topic  is most relevant, I ll  process that, but otherwise will start anew. </li><li>As far as effort is concerned, to balance the books I ve had to reduce planned hours / week yet further from 16 to 15  though this will increase once I ve caught up with the backlog of work on my <a name="6"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_520_42572675.htm">web-tools</A><SUP>7</SUP> project (Pete s PhD Appendices). </li><li>So, the task for the next quarter will be to continue my analysis of <a name="88"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_130.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology</A>". </li><li>Following that, the focus (if you can call it that) will be on the following bumper list:- <ol type="1"><li>Continue with my <a name="7"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_733_42465972.htm">Thesis</A><SUP>8</SUP>; in particular fill out those sections that I can write something on without further research.</li><li>Complete a full review and update of the <A Href="../../Notes/Notes_Jump_1.htm" TARGET = "_top">Notes</A> I ve created on Personal Identity, focusing on those with least content. </li><li>Make progress on specific Chapters, using the materials below & </li><li><a name="8"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_762_42465972.htm">Chapter 2</A><SUP>9</SUP> (What Are We?). Focussing on:- <ol type="I"><li>Human Beings: <a name="63"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_18/Abstract_18375.htm">Johnston (Mark) - 'Human Beings' Revisited: My Body is Not an Animal</A>".</li><li>Selves:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="89"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6364.htm">Dainton (Barry) - Self: Philosophy In Transit</A>", </li><li><a name="90"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6361.htm">O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. - Mind, Self and Person</A>". </ol> </ol> </li><li><a name="9"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1018_42465972.htm">Chapter 6</A><SUP>10</SUP> (Animalism). Focussing on:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="91"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_130.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology</A>", my core text, </li><li><a name="92"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_126.htm">Merricks (Trenton) - Objects and Persons</A>", </li><li><a name="64"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20779.htm">Bailey (Andrew M.) - The Elimination Argument</A>",</li><li><a name="65"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20786.htm">Olson (Eric) - On Parfit's View That We Are Not Human Beings</A>",</li><li><a name="66"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20707.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Metaphysical Implications of Conjoined Twining</A>",</li><li><a name="67"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20787.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Role of the Brainstem in Personal Identity</A>",</li><li><a name="68"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20427.htm">Shoemaker (Sydney) - Persons, Animals, and Identity</A>",</li><li><a name="93"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6358.htm">Snowdon (Paul) - Persons, Animals, Ourselves</A>". </ol></li><li><a name="10"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1019_42465972.htm">Chapter 7</A><SUP>11</SUP> (The Constitution View):- <ol type="i"><li>Start a serious review of <a name="94"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_66.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View</A>", my other core text. </li><li>Read and review <a name="95"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6335.htm">Corcoran (Kevin) - Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul</A>". </ol></li><li><a name="11"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1023_42465972.htm">Chapter 11</A><SUP>12</SUP> (Resurrection):- <ol type="i"><li>Start a thorough review of <a name="96"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6334.htm">Martin (L. Michael) & Augustine (Keith) - The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death</A>",</li><li>Start a review of <a name="97"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6337.htm">Luper (Steven), Ed. - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death</A>", especially</li><li><a name="69"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19916.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Nature of People</A>",</li><li>Read and review <a name="70"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7296.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Death and the Afterlife</A>",</li><li><a name="71"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20714.htm">Corcoran (Kevin) - Dualism, Materialism and the Problem of Post Mortem Survival</A>". </ol></li><li>As background tasks:- <ol type="i"><li>Convert old <A Href="../../PrecisCatalogSubTopic.htm" TARGET = "_top">PDF-prcis</A>, <a name="12"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1144_42465972.htm">Etc</A><SUP>13</SUP>. to Notes,</li><li>Complete cataloguing the books downloaded from Springer, </li><li>Continue with <a name="98"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6289.htm">Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM: Questions and Answers with 25 Top Philosophers</A>",</li><li>Complete <a name="99"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6297.htm">Erber (Joan T.) & Szuchman (Lenore T.) - Great Myths of Aging</A>", </li><li>Continue reading and reviewing <a name="100"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6413.htm">Somerset Maugham (W.) - Short Stories</A>", </li><li>Keep up with the Journals via <a name="13"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1026_42017797.htm">JSTOR</A><SUP>14</SUP>. </ol> </li></ol> </li></ul><BR><B><U>Summary of Progress to Date</B></U><BR><BR>This was hived off to a separate <a name="14"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_821_40530832.htm">Note</A><SUP>15</SUP> back in 2010, and hasn t changed much since.</P> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><BR><HR><h3 class = "Left">In-Page Footnotes</h3><a name="On-Page_Link_518_6"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_518_6"><B>Footnote 6</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Hopefully, I may complete, or get stuck, earlier. </li><li>By  3 years , I mean the period ending on my 65th birthday  ie. 13/11/2018. This is not to slip!</li><li>On the plus side, I m much further advanced than would be expected of someone commencing a PhD. </li><li>On the minus side, I want to go into greater depth, and have other projects on the go  most notably my Web-tools project. </li></ul> <BR> <a name="LiveVersion"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Live Version of this Archived Note</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">06/07/2018 18:56:10</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">13277</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2018 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></CENTER> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 61)</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">05/04/2016 23:19:41</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">9873</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_42465972.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2016 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/01/2016 00:59:02</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">14575</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_42376041.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2015 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2015 00:27:22</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">12172</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_42284019.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2015 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">02/07/2015 23:12:29</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">11211</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_42187967.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2015 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">23/04/2015 21:14:24</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">12429</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_42117885.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2015 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">13/01/2015 19:07:41</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">11235</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_42017797.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2014 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">07/10/2014 17:39:50</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">9534</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_41919736.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2014 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">04/07/2014 22:46:34</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">8565</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_41824949.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2014 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">04/04/2014 19:03:22</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">6107</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_41733794.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2014 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">14/01/2014 17:57:07</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">11961</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_41653748.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2013 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">16/10/2013 20:08:10</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">6552</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_41563839.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2013 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">02/07/2013 14:12:29</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">5904</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_41457592.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2013 - June)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></CENTER> <a name="TableOfLaterVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of the 7 Later Versions of this Note</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">05/04/2018 10:48:00</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">17614</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_43195450.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2018 - March)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">05/01/2018 00:11:31</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">21399</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_43105008.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2017 - 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