<!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 - December) (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 - December)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 14/01/2017 20:18:14)<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 <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_519_42749846.htm">Philosophy of 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 October  December 2016</B></U><ol type="1"><li>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). </li><li>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. </li><li>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:- <ol type="i"><li>I came across <a name="146"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/D/Author_Doyle (Robert O.).htm">Robert O. Doyle</A> 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). </li><li>I also stumbled across <a name="147"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/A/Author_Atkinson (Thomas).htm">Thomas Atkinson</A>, 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. </ol></li><li>In addition, I progressed my detailed analysis of <a name="121"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_130.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal - Personal Identity Without Psychology</A>", <BR>&rarr; Reviewing <a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21972.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal: References</A>", <BR>&rarr; Completing Chapter 2 (<a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3508.htm">Olson (Eric) - Persistence</A>"), and<BR>&rarr; Starting Chapter 3 (<a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3509.htm">Olson (Eric) - Why We Need Not Accept the Psychological Approach</A>"). </li><li>Progress between reports can be obtained from the relevant section of my <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_975_42749846.htm">Summary Task List</A><SUP>4</SUP>. </li><li>More detail follows:- </li></ol><BR><b><u>Thesis</u></b> (Total Hours = 152)<ol type="1"><li><b>Thesis - Reading / Writing</b> (Total Hours = 151)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_15/Abstract_15852.htm">Akiba (Ken) - Identity Is Simple</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22021.htm">Allen (Becky) - Humans. Dolphins. Crows. Chimps. Bonobos. Robots. Welcome to the Space of Possible Minds</A>" (Read / Write, 2.5 hours)</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21946.htm">Anders (Paul C.) - Material Being and the Survival of Death: A Dilemma for the Religiously Oriented Materialist</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12818.htm">Anscombe (G.E.M.) - Embryos and Final Causes</A>" (Read, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12817.htm">Anscombe (G.E.M.) - Were You a Zygote?</A>" (Read / Write, 7 hours)</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21947.htm">Atkinson (Thomas) - A Reply to Anders  Mind, Mortality and Material Being: van Inwagen and the Dilemma of Material Survival of Death </A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21948.htm">Atkinson (Thomas) - Conceivability, Possibility and the Resurrection of Material Beings</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21956.htm">Atkinson (Thomas) - Material Beings and the Metaphysics of the Resurrection</A>" (Read / Write, 2.5 hours)</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21954.htm">Atkinson (Thomas) - The Resurrection of Material Beings - Recomposition, Compaction and Miracles</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_21/PaperSummary_21997.htm">Bernecker (Sven) - Memory: A Philosophical Study - Introduction & Concluding Remarks</A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_402.htm">Block (Ned) - The Mind as the Software of the Brain</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21929.htm">Bowin (John) - Chrysippus' Puzzle About Identity</A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21955.htm">Bruntrup (Godehard) - Soul, Body and Survival: The Renaissance of Christian Materialism</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21959.htm">Buckareff (Andrei A.) & Van Wagenen (Joel S.) - Surviving Resurrection</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21930.htm">Charlton (William) - Aristotle and the Principle of Individuation</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21931.htm">Cohen (S. Mark) - Aristotle and Individuation</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="122"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6463.htm">Culver (Charles M.) & Gert (Bernard) - Philosophy in Medicine: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in Medicine and Psychiatry</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="123"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6462.htm">Doyle (Robert O.) - Free Will: The Scandal in Philosophy</A>" (Read / Write, 2 hours)</li><li><a name="124"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6461.htm">Doyle (Robert O.) - Great Problems of Physics and Philosophy: Solved?</A>" (Read / Write, 2 hours)</li><li><a name="125"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6464.htm">Flanagan (Owen) - The Science of the Mind</A>" (Read / Write, 1.5 hours)</li><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21859.htm">Gert (Bernard), Lizza (John), Youngner (Stuart) & Chiong (Winston) - Matters of 'Life' and 'Death'</A>" (Read / Write, 1.75 hours)</li><li><a name="126"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6466.htm">Grobstein (Clifford) - Science and the Unborn: Choosing Human Futures</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="127"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6465.htm">Grobstein (Clifford) - The Strategy of Life</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21924.htm">Hershenov (David) - Death, Dignity and Moral Status</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21923.htm">Hershenov (David) - Death, Persons, and Sparse Ontologies: The Problem of Too Many Dying Thinkers</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21926.htm">Hershenov (David) & Koch-Hershenov (Rose J.) - Anscombe on Embryos and Persons</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="37"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21927.htm">Hershenov (David) & Koch-Hershenov (Rose J.) - Purgatory</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="38"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21925.htm">Hershenov (David) & Taylor (Adam P.) - Dualism, Panpsychism, and the Bioethical Status of Brainless Embryos</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="39"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21932.htm">Lloyd (A.C.) - Aristotle's Principle of Individuation</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="40"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6039.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - Coinciding Objects: In Defence of the  Standard Account </A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="41"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21933.htm">Lowe (E.J.) - Vague Identity and Quantum Indeterminacy</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="42"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21963.htm">MacIntosh (J.J.) - Reincarnation and Relativized Identity</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="43"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22018.htm">Madden (Rory) - Human Persistence</A>" (Read / Write, 2.75 hours)</li><li><a name="44"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22019.htm">Marshall (Dan) - A Puzzle for Modal Realism</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="45"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5119.htm">Merricks (Trenton) - No Statues</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="46"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21960.htm">Michaud (Derek) - Review of 'Personal Identity and Resurrection: How do we Survive our Death?' Edited by Georg Gasser</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="47"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6191.htm">Morioka (Masahiro) - Brain Dead Person: Preface + TOC & Chapters 1, 2, 5 & 7</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="128"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6468.htm">Morowitz (Harold J.) & Trefil (James) - The Facts of Life: Science and the Abortion Controversy</A>" (Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="48"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22024.htm">Moyer (Mark) - A Survival Guide to Fission</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="49"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22027.htm">Moyer (Mark) - Defending Coincidence: An Explanation of a Sort</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="50"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22026.htm">Moyer (Mark) - Does Four-Dimensionalism Explain Coincidence?</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="51"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5997.htm">Moyer (Mark) - Statues and Lumps: A Strange Coincidence?</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="52"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22025.htm">Moyer (Mark) - Why We Shouldn't Swallow Worm Slices: A Case Study in Semantic Accommodation</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="53"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21934.htm">Noonan (Harold) - Reply to Lowe on Ships and Structures</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="54"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21964.htm">Noonan (Harold) - The Possibility of Reincarnation</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="55"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3511.htm">Olson (Eric) - Are People Animals?</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="56"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3508.htm">Olson (Eric) - Persistence</A>" (Write, 22.25 hours)</li><li><a name="57"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3512.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Biological Approach</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="58"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3513.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal: Alternatives</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="59"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21972.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Human Animal: References</A>" (Write, 10 hours)</li><li><a name="60"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3510.htm">Olson (Eric) - Was I Ever a Fetus? (Human Animal)</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="61"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12009.htm">Olson (Eric) - What Are We? Contents + References</A>" (Write, 2.5 hours)</li><li><a name="62"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3509.htm">Olson (Eric) - Why We Need Not Accept the Psychological Approach</A>" (Write, 6.5 hours)</li><li><a name="63"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21935.htm">Regis (Edward) - Aristotle's 'Principle of Individuation'</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="129"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_252.htm">Sacks (Oliver) - An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales</A>" (Read / Write, 1.5 hours)</li><li><a name="64"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21940.htm">Searle (John) - Is the Brain's Mind a Computer Program?</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="65"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21965.htm">Sedley (David) - The Stoic criterion of identity</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="66"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21958.htm">Steinhart (Eric) - The Revision Theory of Resurrection</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="67"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21961.htm">Strickland (Lloyd) - The doctrine of 'the resurrection of the same body' in early modern thought</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="68"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_577.htm">Sturgeon (Scott) - Zombies and Ghosts</A>" (Read / Write, 4 hours)</li><li><a name="69"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21949.htm">Swinburne (Richard) - Nature and immortality of the Soul</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="70"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21950.htm">Swinburne (Richard) - The Possibility of Life after Death</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="71"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21968.htm">Tacelli (Ronald) - Were You a Zygote?</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="72"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21936.htm">Thomasson (Amie L.) - Metaphysical Arguments against Ordinary Objects</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="73"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4450.htm">Thomson (Judith Jarvis) - The Statue and the Clay</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="74"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20366.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Brain Death</A>" (Write, 2.25 hours)</li><li><a name="75"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17784.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Change</A>" (Write, 1.75 hours)</li><li><a name="76"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17788.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Coincidence</A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="77"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17793.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Constitution</A>" (Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="78"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17803.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Death</A>" (Write, 6.25 hours)</li><li><a name="79"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17807.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Dion and Theon</A>" (Write, 4.5 hours)</li><li><a name="80"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17828.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Individual</A>" (Write, 5 hours)</li><li><a name="81"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17837.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Logic of Identity</A>" (Write, 6.25 hours)</li><li><a name="82"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17840.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Mereology</A>" (Write, 4.75 hours)</li><li><a name="83"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17843.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Modality</A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="84"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17848.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Nihilism</A>" (Write, 2.75 hours)</li><li><a name="85"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17857.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Persistence</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="86"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21942.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Problem of the Many</A>" (Write, 4.25 hours)</li><li><a name="87"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17884.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Ship of Theseus</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="88"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21945.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Sorites</A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="89"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21943.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Statue and the Clay</A>" (Write, 2.25 hours)</li><li><a name="90"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21944.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Tibbles the Cat</A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="91"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21966.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Twinning</A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="92"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19970.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Universals</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="93"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17905.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Vagueness</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="94"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17910.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Zombies</A>" (Write, 2.25 hours)</li><li><a name="95"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21967.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Zygote</A>" (Write, 1.75 hours)</li><li><a name="96"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21962.htm">Turner (Geoffrey) - Varieties of Resurrection</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="97"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5370.htm">Unger (Peter) - The Mental Problems of the Many</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="98"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1006.htm">Unger (Peter) - Why There Are No People</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="99"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3547.htm">Van Inwagen (Peter) - Brain Transplants</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="100"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3662.htm">Van Inwagen (Peter) - Plantinga on Trans-world Identity</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="101"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21953.htm">Van Inwagen (Peter) - Resurrection</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="102"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4934.htm">Van Inwagen (Peter) - The Possibility of Resurrection</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="103"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21951.htm">Vasalou (Sofia) - Personal identity across temporal gaps: an Islamic view of the problem</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="130"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6470.htm">Walker (A. Earl) - Cerebral Death</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="104"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21937.htm">Whiting (Jennifer E.) - Form and individuation in Aristotle</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="105"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21952.htm">Wilson (P. Eddy) - Is Seamless Post-Mortem Existence Necessary for Survival?</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis - Discussions</b><ul type="disc"><li><a name="106"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12467.htm">Interaction - Discussions with Pete</A>" (0.25 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis - Research Repositioning</b><ul type="disc"><li><a name="107"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9518.htm">Admin - Thesis Planning+Admin (Oct - Dec)</A>" (0.75 hours)</li></ul></li></ol><BR><b><u>Thesis Background</u></b> (Total Hours = 16)<ol type="1"><li><b>Thesis Background - Reading / Writing</b> (Total Hours = 7.25)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="108"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21998.htm">Daily Nous - Philosophers On The 2016 U.S. Election</A>" (Read / Write, 2 hours)</li><li><a name="131"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6475.htm">Hitler (Adolf), Murphy (James), Ed - Mein Kampf</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="109"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21999.htm">Lewis (Gregory) - Are History s  Greatest Philosophers All That Great?</A>" (Read, 1.5 hours)</li><li><a name="132"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6474.htm">Penrose (Roger) - Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe</A>" (Read / Write, 3 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis Background - Books Admin</b><ul type="disc"><li><a name="110"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9513.htm">Admin - Catalogue Papers and Books (including Abstract improvements)</A>" (5.25 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis Background - Status</b> (Total Hours = 3.5)<ul type="disc"><li>3Q16 Status Reports (2.5 hours)</li><li>4Q16 Status Reports - Set up for 2016-17 (1 hour)<br>&rarr; See <a name="111"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9518.htm">Admin - Thesis Planning+Admin (Oct - Dec)</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 <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_518_5">next 2 years</A></U><SUB>5</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_518_5"></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 retain planned hours / week at 14  though this will increase later in the year once I ve caught up with the backlog of work on my <a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_5/Notes_520_42749846.htm">web-tools project</A><SUP>6</SUP>. </li><li>So, the task for the next quarter will be to continue my analysis of <a name="133"></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="6"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_733_42465972.htm">Thesis</A><SUP>7</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="7"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_762_42465972.htm">Chapter 2</A><SUP>8</SUP> (What Are We?). Focussing on:- <ol type="I"><li>Human Beings: <a name="112"></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="134"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6364.htm">Dainton (Barry) - Self: Philosophy In Transit</A>", </li><li><a name="135"></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="8"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1018_42465972.htm">Chapter 6</A><SUP>9</SUP> (Animalism). Focussing on:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="136"></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="137"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_126.htm">Merricks (Trenton) - Objects and Persons</A>", </li><li><a name="113"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20779.htm">Bailey (Andrew M.) - The Elimination Argument</A>",</li><li><a name="114"></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="115"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20707.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Metaphysical Implications of Conjoined Twining</A>",</li><li><a name="116"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20787.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Role of the Brainstem in Personal Identity</A>",</li><li><a name="117"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20427.htm">Shoemaker (Sydney) - Persons, Animals, and Identity</A>",</li><li><a name="138"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6358.htm">Snowdon (Paul) - Persons, Animals, Ourselves</A>". </ol></li><li><a name="9"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1019_42465972.htm">Chapter 7</A><SUP>10</SUP> (The Constitution View):- <ol type="i"><li>Start a serious review of <a name="139"></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="140"></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="10"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1023_42465972.htm">Chapter 11</A><SUP>11</SUP> (Resurrection):- <ol type="i"><li>Start a thorough review of <a name="141"></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="142"></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="118"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19916.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Nature of People</A>",</li><li>Read and review <a name="119"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7296.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Death and the Afterlife</A>",</li><li><a name="120"></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="11"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1144_42465972.htm">Etc</A><SUP>12</SUP>. to Notes,</li><li>Complete cataloguing the books downloaded from Springer, </li><li>Continue with <a name="143"></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="144"></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="145"></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="12"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1026_42017797.htm">JSTOR</A><SUP>13</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="13"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_821_40530832.htm">Note</A><SUP>14</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_5"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_518_5"><B>Footnote 5</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Hopefully, I may complete, or get stuck, earlier. </li><li>By  2 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 much greater depth, and have other projects on the go  most notably Bridge 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 63)</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">14/10/2016 22:14:53</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">6660</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_42657927.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2016 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">21/07/2016 16:12:00</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">9314</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_42572675.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2016 - June)</A></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> </TABLE></CENTER> <a name="TableOfLaterVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of the 5 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 - December)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">09/10/2017 23:25:26</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">19614</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_43017976.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2017 - September)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">20/07/2017 14:34:05</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">14289</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_42936607.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2017 - June)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">10/04/2017 23:38:24</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">12285</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_518_42835985.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2017 - March)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></CENTER> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">This version updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">14/01/2017 20:18:14</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">518 (Status: Personal Identity (2016 - December))</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_512.htm">Status: Summary (2018 - 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