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Status: Personal Identity (2016 - December)

(Text as at 14/01/2017 20:18:14)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during October – December 2016
  1. I spent 168 hours in 4Q16 on my Thesis or Thesis-related work (168 hours YTD, where for “YTD” – Year to Date – I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2016). That’s 91% of the planned effort (91% YTD). Overall, 26% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 26% YTD) – as against 30% planned (30% YTD).
  2. The bulk of the time spent this quarter was directed to improving the text of – and in particular supplying the reading lists for – various Notes. Further time was spent reviewing the books and papers in these reading lists.
  3. This activity was stimulated in part by two discoveries, both of which were rather a shock, and suggested to me – as should not have been necessary – that I need to get a move on:-
    1. I came across Doyle (Robert O.) by chance when looking for a paper. While he’s not a professional philosopher (he’s an astrophysicist), and is now aged 80 so is probably “tidying up”, he’s looking at some of the subjects I am, and has a similar approach to “Notes” that I do. I think it’s true to say that his work is tidier and more focussed than mine (which is full of uncompleted stuff).
    2. I also stumbled across Atkinson (Thomas), a PhD student at Liverpool, who’s Thesis is on “Human Organisms and the Survival of Death”, which is one element of my own PhD.
  4. In addition, I progressed my detailed analysis of "Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology",
    → Reviewing "Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal: References",
    → Completing Chapter 2 ("Olson (Eric) - Persistence"), and
    → Starting Chapter 3 ("Olson (Eric) - Why We Need Not Accept the Psychological Approach").
  5. Progress between reports can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List4.
  6. More detail follows:-

Thesis (Total Hours = 152)
  1. Thesis - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 151)
  2. Thesis - Discussions
  3. Thesis - Research Repositioning

Thesis Background (Total Hours = 16)
  1. Thesis Background - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 7.25)
  2. Thesis Background - Books Admin
  3. Thesis Background - Status (Total Hours = 3.5)

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

This was hived off to a separate Note14 back in 2010, and hasn’t changed much since.



In-Page Footnotes

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Live Version of this Archived Note

Date Length Title
20/07/2017 14:34:05 14289 Status: Personal Identity (2017 - June)


Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 63)

Date Length Title
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)
04/04/2014 19:03:22 6107 Status: Personal Identity (2014 - March)
14/01/2014 17:57:07 11961 Status: Personal Identity (2013 - December)


Later Version of this Note

Date Length Title
10/04/2017 23:38:24 12285 Status: Personal Identity (2017 - March)



This version updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
14/01/2017 20:18:14 518 (Status: Personal Identity (2016 - December)) Status: Summary (2017 - June)



Summary of Notes Links from this Page

Status: Personal Identity (Summary of Progress to Date) Status: Philosophy of Religion (2016 - December) Status: Summary Task List (2016: October - December) Status: Thesis Dashboard (2016: March) Status: Web-Tools (2016 - December)
Theo Todman's BA Papers 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 11 (Resurrection)
Thesis - Later Reading Thesis - Outline (2) . . .

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Status: Consciousness Studies (2016 - December) Status: Summary (2016 - December), 2 Status: Summary Task List (2016: October - December)    

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