<!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 (2017 - 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 (2017 - December)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 05/01/2018 00:11:31)<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_43105008.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>. Maybe a better place to find my current views is <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_7_43105008.htm">here</A><SUP>4</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><B><U>Summary of Progress during October - December 2017</B></U><ol type="1"><li>I spent 308 hours in 4Q17 on my Thesis or Thesis-related work (308 hours YTD, where for  YTD  Year to Date  I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2017). That s 106% of the planned effort (106% YTD). Overall, 45% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 45% YTD)  as against 41% planned (41% YTD). </li><li>I d increased my planned effort by about 50% with respect to the previous quarter, yet managed to exceed this budget. This was again enabled by the amount of time liberated as a result of my abandonment of Bridge. Again, maybe unfortunately, this free time and more besides was spent on the item below. </li><li>As during the rest of 2017, a considerable amount of time was spent on papers issued under the aegis of <em>Aeon</em>, including maintaining the filing system and the <a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_12/Notes_1253_43104567.htm">summary Note</A><SUP>5</SUP>. These papers are very interesting, and of wide scope. Not many of them are strictly germane to my research interests, but I continued to read  and where possible remark on  the one or two of interest that appeared 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. I amended my routines to segregate out in this report (and the <a name="6"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_975_43105008.htm">Interim Report</A><SUP>6</SUP>) those Aeon articles that are really nothing to do with my research. </li><li>I revised the Note describing my <a name="7"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_7_43105008.htm">Current Beliefs</A><SUP>7</SUP> on the topic of Personal Identity in the light of Pete s review. <a name="331"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Botros (Sophie).htm">Sophie Botros</A> has agreed to review it as well, when I ve licked it into shape. </li><li>I attempted to read <a name="287"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6536.htm">Botros (Sophie) - Truth, Time and History: A Philosophical Enquiry</A>", but found it tough-going. I tried reading <a name="288"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6553.htm">Dummett (Michael) - Truth and the Past</A>", as an aid to comprehending the first part, but didn t get very far. </li><li>As Sophie had had her book partly reviewed by <a name="332"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/E/Author_Evnine (Simon J.).htm">Simon J. Evnine</A>, I bought his <a name="289"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6544.htm">Evnine (Simon J.) - Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood</A>" and downloaded other papers. I can t take this any further for now. </li><li>Unfortunately, trouble with the trains meant that I couldn t attend the Salon run by <a name="333"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Black (Oliver).htm">Oliver Black</A> at his house in Spittalfields at which <a name="334"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/F/Author_Fawcett (Edmund).htm">Edmund Fawcett</A> spoke on  the rise of the political right and its threat to liberal democracy . Sophie tells me that Edmund is Boris Johnson s uncle, and that Boris wants to make a reply. I d be surprised if he has the time, but Sophie seems sure it ll happen. </li><li>As <a name="335"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/W/Author_Wiggins (David).htm">David Wiggins</A> attends the Salon, I bought his latest book: <a name="290"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6549.htm">Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity</A>".</li><li>I updated quite a number of my Notes. I ve decided to change my approach in the short term. Rather than spending ages researching the reading lists, I ll just list those books / papers on the relevant topic that I ve actually read, and supply brief text. As a second pass I ll use what I ve read to update that text. </li><li>Discovered (via <em>Aeon</em>) <a name="336"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/M/Author_Miller (Kristie).htm">Kristie Miller</A> who  sometimes with her partner <a name="337"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Braddon-Mitchell (David).htm">David Braddon-Mitchell</A>  has written a lot about persistence. Purchased <a name="291"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6558.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Issues in Theoretical Diversity: Persistence, Composition, and Time</A>" & downloaded a lot of other stuff. </li><li>Discovered (also via <em>Aeon</em>!) <a name="292"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6559.htm">Kazez (Jean) - The Philosophical Parent: Asking the Hard Questions About Having and Raising Children</A>", which is highly relevant as by elder daughter Becky is scheduled to produce our first grandchild (a boy) at the end of January. </li><li>Discovered (also via <em>Aeon</em>!!) <a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22835.htm">Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising</A>" and had a preliminary email discussion with Pete & Mike. Started a <a name="8"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_12/Notes_1257.htm">Note</A><SUP>8</SUP> as a critical review. </li><li>Discovered <a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23084.htm">Silver (David), Etc. - Mastering Chess and Shogi by Self-Play with a General Reinforcement Learning Algorithm</A>" and related papers. Relevant to <a name="9"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_939_42918442.htm">Transhumanism</A><SUP>9</SUP>. </li><li>Checked out in detail <a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20784.htm">Olson (Eric) - Personal Identity - Oxford Bibliographies Online</A>". Comforting to know I m not missing anything. Need to assimilate Olson s brief comments. </li><li>Completed <a name="293"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6479.htm">Ayer (A.J.) - More of My Life</A>". </li><li>Converted my undergraduate paper on <a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_255.htm">Jackson (Frank) - Grue</A>" to Note format. </li><li>Looked back over:-<BR>&rarr; <a name="294"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6590.htm">Todman (Theo) - Birkbeck Philosophy Society - 2001/2002 Programme</A>", and<BR>&rarr; <a name="295"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6591.htm">Todman (Theo) - Birkbeck Philosophy Society - 2002/2003 Programme</A>".<BR>One day, I hope to write up my notes of the various papers delivered. </li><li>Purchased <a name="296"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6557.htm">O'Neill (Cathy) - Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy</A>", required reading for all new King s Cambridge entrants. </li><li>Catalogued a number of the books downloaded from Springer at the end of 2015.</li><li>Discovered I have access to <em>Cambridge Core</em> (<a name="W6400W"></a><A HREF = "https://www.cambridge.org/core/" TARGET = "_top">Cambridge Core</A>), which allows up-to-date access to 17 philosophy journals, including:-<BR>&rarr; <em>Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review</em> (<a name="W6401W"></a><A HREF = "https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/dialogue-canadian-philosophical-review-revue-canadienne-de-philosophie" TARGET = "_top">Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review</A>)<BR>&rarr; <em>Episteme</em> (<a name="W6402W"></a><A HREF = "https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/episteme" TARGET = "_top">Episteme</A>)<BR>&rarr; <em>Journal of the American Philosophical Association</em> (<a name="W6403W"></a><A HREF = "https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-american-philosophical-association" TARGET = "_top">Journal of the American Philosophical Association</A>)<BR>&rarr; <em>Philosophy</em> (<a name="W6404W"></a><A HREF = "https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/philosophy" TARGET = "_top">Philosophy</A>) <BR>&rarr; <em>Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements</em> (<a name="W6405W"></a><A HREF = "https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/royal-institute-of-philosophy-supplements" TARGET = "_top">Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements</A>) <BR>&rarr; <em>Think</em> (<a name="W6406W"></a><A HREF = "https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/think" TARGET = "_top">Think</A>) <BR>There are also a great number of books available for download. I need to avoid distraction, but if there s a book by CUP I need, and it s here, then it s a good place to go!</li><li>Progress between reports can be obtained from the relevant section of my <a name="10"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_975_43105008.htm">Summary Task List</A><SUP>10</SUP>. More detail follows:- </li></ol><!-- Insert Status_Tasklists Row Between Here --><BR><b><u>Thesis</u></b> (Total Hours = 174.25)<ol type="1"><li><b>Thesis - Reading / Writing</b> (Total Hours = 154.5)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="297"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6555.htm">Al-Khalili (Jim) & McFadden (Johnjoe) - Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23073.htm">Andersen (Ross) - What Happens If China Makes First Contact?</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22722.htm">Bar-On (Dorit) - Transparency, Epistemic Impartiality, and Personhood</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23030.htm">Baron (Samuel) & Miller (Kristie) - Our Concept of Time</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="298"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_931.htm">Barrow (John) - Impossibility - The Limits of Science and the Science of Limits</A>" (Read, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="299"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6601.htm">Benatar (David) - Better Never to Have Been: The Harm Of Coming Into Existence</A>" (Read, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23065.htm">Bering (Jesse) - Life after Death</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22803.htm">Birch (Jonathan) - Crabs and lobsters deserve protection from being cooked alive</A>" (Read / Write, 1.5 hours)</li><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20118.htm">Blackburn (Simon) - Review of Derek Parfit's 'On What Matters'</A>" (Read / Write, 2 hours)</li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22893.htm">Borgonie (Gaetan) & Lau (Maggie) - Life goes deeper</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22809.htm">Botros (Sophie) - A Realist Present and a Coherentist Past</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22806.htm">Botros (Sophie) - Caught in a Timeless Leibnizian Net</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="37"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22808.htm">Botros (Sophie) - Collingwood and Oakeshott: Is History Possible?</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="38"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22807.htm">Botros (Sophie) - Presentism and Modality</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="39"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22804.htm">Botros (Sophie) - Projection, Analogy and Meaning</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="40"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22805.htm">Botros (Sophie) - Tense Theory</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="41"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22604.htm">Botros (Sophie) - The Realist/Anti-Realist Wars</A>" (Read / Write, 5 hours)</li><li><a name="42"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22810.htm">Botros (Sophie) - Truth, Time and History: Bibliography</A>" (Write, 9.25 hours)</li><li><a name="43"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22881.htm">Botsman (Rachel) - Big data meets Big Brother</A>" (Read / Write, 2.25 hours)</li><li><a name="44"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4990.htm">Braddon-Mitchell (David) & Miller (Kristie) - How To Be A Conventional Person</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="45"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23029.htm">Braddon-Mitchell (David) & Miller (Kristie) - On Time and the Varieties of Science</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="46"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23009.htm">Braddon-Mitchell (David) & Miller (Kristie) - Talking about a Universalist World</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="47"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23010.htm">Braddon-Mitchell (David) & Miller (Kristie) - The Loneliness of Stages</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="48"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23011.htm">Braddon-Mitchell (David) & Miller (Kristie) - The Physics of Extended Simples</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="49"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23012.htm">Braddon-Mitchell (David) & Miller (Kristie) - There Is No Simpliciter Simpliciter</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="50"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23071.htm">Burri (Susanne) & Robillard (Michael) - Why banning autonomous killer robots wouldn t solve anything</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="51"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23062.htm">Campbell (Douglas Ian) - The Eightfold Way: Why Analyticity, Apriority and Necessity are Independent</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="52"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22798.htm">Cave (Stephen) - Everlasting glory</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="53"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22794.htm">Cave (Stephen) - Not nothing</A>" (Read / Write, 1.5 hours)</li><li><a name="54"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22800.htm">Cave (Stephen) - Remember Herostratus</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="55"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22797.htm">Cave (Stephen) - The free-will scale</A>" (Read / Write, 1.5 hours)</li><li><a name="56"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22799.htm">Cave (Stephen) - Who killed Knut?</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="57"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22712.htm">Cooke (Rachel) - How Sleep Could Save Your Life</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="58"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23067.htm">de Sousa (Ronnie) - Natural-born existentialists</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="59"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22761.htm">Doyle (Robert O.) - David Wiggins</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="300"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6548.htm">Doyle (Robert O.) - Metaphysics: Problems, Paradoxes, and Puzzles Solved?</A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="60"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22847.htm">Dummett (Michael) - Truth and the Past</A>" (Read / Write, 2 hours)</li><li><a name="61"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22812.htm">Dummett (Michael) - Truth and the Past: Preface</A>" (Read / Write, 1.75 hours)</li><li><a name="62"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22899.htm">Dupre (John) - Metaphysics of metamorphosis</A>" (Read / Write, 2.25 hours)</li><li><a name="63"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22741.htm">Emslie (Karen) - Hallucinogenic nights</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="64"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22725.htm">Evnine (Simon J.) - Believing Conjunctions</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="65"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22721.htm">Evnine (Simon J.) - Epistemic Dimensions of Personhood</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="66"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22723.htm">Evnine (Simon J.) - Epistemic Unities</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="67"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22720.htm">Evnine (Simon J.) - Kinds And Conscious Experience: Is There Anything That It Is Like To Be Something?</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="68"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22719.htm">Evnine (Simon J.) - Personhood and Future Belief: Two Arguments for Something like Reflection</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="69"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22724.htm">Evnine (Simon J.) - The Universality of Logic: On the Connection between Rationality and Logical Ability</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="70"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23070.htm">Falk (Dan) - Armchair science</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="71"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22711.htm">Gamble (Jessa) - Life in Circadia</A>" (Read / Write, 1.5 hours)</li><li><a name="72"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23066.htm">Gifford (Sheyna) - Life on Mars</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="73"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23063.htm">Greene (Kate) - Planet boredom</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="74"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22749.htm">Iida (Fumiya) - Could we build a Blade Runner-style  replicant ?</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="301"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6552.htm">Ishiguro (Hide) - Leibniz's Philosophy of Logic and Language</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="75"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23047.htm">Jaekl (Philip) - In Cold Blood</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="302"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6592.htm">Kazez (Jean) - Animalkind: What We Owe to Animals</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="76"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22887.htm">Kazez (Jean) - Life Doesn't Begin at Conception</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="303"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6559.htm">Kazez (Jean) - The Philosophical Parent: Asking the Hard Questions About Having and Raising Children</A>" (Read / Write, 3.5 hours)</li><li><a name="77"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23072.htm">Keogh (Rebecca) - The human brain s bandwidth for visual images is severely limited</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="78"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23078.htm">Klein (Mike) - Google's AlphaZero Destroys Stockfish In 100-Game Match</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="79"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23044.htm">Kozubek (Jim) - Even if genes affect intelligence, we can t engineer cleverness</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="80"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23083.htm">Lamarque (Peter) - On Not Expecting Too Much from Narrative</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="81"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21957.htm">Loose (Jonathan) - Constitution and the Falling Elevator</A>" (Read, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="82"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22838.htm">Loux (Michael) - Modality and Metaphysics</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="83"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22884.htm">Madison (Paige) - Who first buried the dead?</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="84"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22889.htm">Martin (Alan P.) - Human head transplant: Controversial procedure successfully carried out on corpse</A>" (Read / Write, 2.25 hours)</li><li><a name="85"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23064.htm">Mascaro (Joe) - To save Earth, go to Mars</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="86"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22815.htm">McFadden (Johnjoe) - Life is quantum</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="87"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23025.htm">Miller (Kristie) - A New Definition of Endurance</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="88"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23032.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Blocking the path from vagueness to four dimensionalism</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="89"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23027.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Causation sans Time</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="90"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23013.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Defending Contingentism in Metaphysics</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="91"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23031.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Defending Substantivism About Disputes In The Metaphysics Of Composition</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="92"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5598.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Enduring Special Relativity</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="93"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23014.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Immaterial Beings</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="94"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23028.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Is some backwards time travel inexplicable?</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="95"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22905.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Issues in Theoretical Diversity: Introduction</A>" (Read / Write, 3 hours)</li><li><a name="96"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23033.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Non-mereological Universalism</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="97"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23017.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Ought a Four-Dimensionalist To Believe in Temporal Parts?</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="98"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23018.htm">Miller (Kristie) - 'Personal identity' minus the persons</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="99"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23019.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Persons as Sui Generis Ontological Kinds: Advice to Exceptionists</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="100"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22888.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Sorry, Time Travellers: You Can't Change the Past</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="101"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23020.htm">Miller (Kristie) - 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Infanticide</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="108"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22891.htm">Olberding (Amy) - Is the death of an elder worse than the death of a young person?</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="109"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20784.htm">Olson (Eric) - Personal Identity - Oxford Bibliographies Online</A>" (Write, 9.25 hours)</li><li><a name="110"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20963.htm">Parfit (Derek) - On What Matters: Volume One - Preface & Summary</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="304"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6550.htm">Parfit (Derek) - On What Matters: Volume Three</A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="111"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_20/PaperSummary_20964.htm">Parfit (Derek) - On What Matters: Volume Two - Preface & Summary</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="112"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22885.htm">Pearl (Sharrona) - 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There is no difference between computer art and human art</A>" (Read, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="118"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22848.htm">Seibt (Johanna) - Forms of Emergent Interaction in General Process Theory</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="119"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23079.htm">Silver (Albert) - The future is here  AlphaZero learns chess</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="120"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23084.htm">Silver (David), Etc. - Mastering Chess and Shogi by Self-Play with a General Reinforcement Learning Algorithm</A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="121"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5325.htm">Simons (Peter) - How To Exist at a Time When You Have No Temporal Parts</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="122"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_22/PaperSummary_22781.htm">Singer (Peter) - Does Anything Really Matter?</A>" (Read / Write, 2.5 hours)</li><li><a name="123"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22778.htm">Skillings (Derek J.) - Life is not easily bounded</A>" (Read / Write, 1.75 hours)</li><li><a name="306"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6594.htm">Smolin (Lee) - Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="124"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23068.htm">Taggart (Andrew) - If work dominated your every moment would life be worth living?</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="125"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22668.htm">Tobia (Kevin Patrick) - The Phineas Gage effect</A>" (Read, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="126"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21399.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Animal Rights</A>" (Write, 2.25 hours)</li><li><a name="127"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17764.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Animalism</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="128"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17770.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Baker</A>" (Write, 5.25 hours)</li><li><a name="129"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17789.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Commissurotomy</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="130"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17894.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Current Position</A>" (Write, 9.25 hours)</li><li><a name="131"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17811.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Endurantism</A>" (Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="132"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17813.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Exdurantism</A>" (Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="133"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17826.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Human Persons</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="134"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17833.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Leibniz</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="135"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17847.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Near Death Experiences</A>" (Write, 2 hours)</li><li><a name="136"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17851.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Olson</A>" (Write, 4 hours)</li><li><a name="137"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22742.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Out of Body Experiences</A>" (Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="138"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23043.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Process Metaphysics</A>" (Write, 1.75 hours)</li><li><a name="139"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17866.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Properties</A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="140"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22678.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Temporary Intrinsics</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="141"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20900.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Time Travel</A>" (Write, 1.75 hours)</li><li><a name="142"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17908.htm">Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Wiggins</A>" (Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="143"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23082.htm">Toner (Patrick) - Hylemorphic animalism</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="144"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22813.htm">Torrengo (Giuliano) & Buonomo (Valerio) - What's next? Time travel and phenomenal continuity</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="145"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22814.htm">Vieira (Celso) - Which is more fundamental: processes or things?</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="146"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22773.htm">Wiggins (David) - Activity, Process, Continuant, Substance, Organism</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="147"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22763.htm">Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity: Introduction</A>" (Write, 2.25 hours)</li><li><a name="148"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22767.htm">Wiggins (David) - Heraclitus' Conception of Flux, Fire, and Material Persistence</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="149"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22764.htm">Wiggins (David) - Identity, Individuation, and Substance</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="150"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22771.htm">Wiggins (David) - Mereological Essentialism and Chisholm on Parts, Wholes, and Primary Things</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="151"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_17/Abstract_17140.htm">Wiggins (David) - Preface: Sameness and Substance</A>" (Write, 2.75 hours)</li><li><a name="152"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_08/Abstract_8526.htm">Wiggins (David) - Preface: Sameness and Substance Renewed</A>" (Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="153"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22769.htm">Wiggins (David) - Putnam's Concept of Natural Kind Words and Frege's Doctrines of Sense, Reference, and Extension: Can They Cohere?</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="154"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22766.htm">Wiggins (David) - Sameness, Substance, and the Human Person</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="155"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22772.htm">Wiggins (David) - Sortal Concepts: A Reply to Xu</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="156"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22765.htm">Wiggins (David) - Substance</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="157"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22768.htm">Wiggins (David) - The Concept of the Subject Contains the Concept of the Predicate</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="158"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22770.htm">Wiggins (David) - The De Re 'Must', Individuative Essentialism, and the Necessity of Identity</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="159"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22834.htm">Williamson (Timothy) - On vagueness, or, when is a heap of sand not a heap of sand?</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis - Discussions</b> (Total Hours = 3)<ul type="disc"><li>Interaction - Discussions with Pete (2.5 hours)</li><li>Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising - Discussion with Mike (0.5 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="160"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22835.htm">Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising</A>"</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis - Research Repositioning</b> (Total Hours = 10)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="161"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9518.htm">Admin - Thesis Planning+Admin (Oct - Dec)</A>" (9 hours)</li><li>King's Register Update (1 hour)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis - Seminars (Attendance)</b> (Total Hours = 4.25)<ul type="disc"><li>Oliver's Salon - Abortive Trip (1.25 hours)</li><li>Sophie's Book Launch - Discussion (3 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis - Seminars (Reading)</b><ul type="disc"><li>Sophie's Book Launch - Journey + Planning (2.25 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis - Seminars (Writing)</b><ul type="disc"><li>Sophie's Salon - Follow-up (0.25 hours)<br>&rarr; See <a name="162"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9511.htm">Admin - Thesis - Outline & Initial Research (Oct - Dec)</A>"</li></ul></li></ol><br><b><u>Thesis Background</u></b> (Total Hours = 69)<ol type="1"><li><b>Thesis Background - Reading / Writing</b> (Total Hours = 51.5)<ul type="disc"><li><a name="307"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6479.htm">Ayer (A.J.) - More of My Life</A>" (Read, 11.25 hours)</li><li><a name="163"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22718.htm">Black (Oliver) - Legal Validity and the Infinite Regress</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="164"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22897.htm">Cowles (Henry M.) - Child s play</A>" (Read / Write, 1.75 hours)</li><li><a name="165"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_09/Abstract_9440.htm">Earman (John) - Hume on Miracles</A>" (Write, 1.5 hours)</li><li><a name="166"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22864.htm">Ebert (Philip A.), Smith (Martin) & Durbach (Ian) - Lottery Judgments: A Philosophical and Experimental Study</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="308"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6522.htm">Edmonds (David) & Eidinow (John) - Wittgenstein's Poker</A>" (Read, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="167"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23035.htm">England (Jeremy) - Why trees don t ungrow</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="168"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23075.htm">Frauenfelder (Mark) - 'I forgot my PIN': An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in Bitcoin</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="169"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22943.htm">Gopnik (Alison) - Finding Our Inner Scientist</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="170"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_255.htm">Jackson (Frank) - Grue</A>" (Write, 4.75 hours)</li><li><a name="171"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22836.htm">Katsav (Joel) & Vaesen (K.) - Pluralism and Peer Review in Philosophy</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="172"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23069.htm">Kazmi (Zaheer) - Beyond liberal Islam</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="173"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22895.htm">Levenson (Thomas) - Epic fails</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="174"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23015.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Mathematical Contingentism</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="175"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23034.htm">Mulgan (Tim) - The ethics of ET</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="309"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6557.htm">O'Neill (Cathy) - Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="176"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22896.htm">Pigliucci (Massimo) - Who knows what</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="177"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23045.htm">Ruggles (Laura) - The minds of plants</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="310"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_597.htm">Scruton (Roger) - An Intelligent Person's Guide to Modern Culture</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="311"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_596.htm">Scruton (Roger) - An Intelligent Person's Guide to Philosophy</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="178"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22886.htm">Scruton (Roger) - The great swindle</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="179"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22868.htm">Smith (Martin) - A Generalised Lottery Paradox for Infinite Probability Spaces</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="180"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22858.htm">Smith (Martin) - Believing the Unlikely</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="181"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22870.htm">Smith (Martin) - Ceteris Paribus Conditionals and Comparative Normalcy</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="182"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22861.htm">Smith (Martin) - Coin Trials</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="183"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22863.htm">Smith (Martin) - Intuitionistic Probability and the Bayesian Objection to Dogmatism</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="184"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22866.htm">Smith (Martin) - Knowledge, Justification and Normative Coincidence</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="185"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22867.htm">Smith (Martin) - Some Thoughts on the JK-Rule</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="186"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22865.htm">Smith (Martin) - The cost of treating knowledge as a mental state</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="187"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22862.htm">Smith (Martin) - The Logic of Epistemic Justification</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="188"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22859.htm">Smith (Martin) - The Risk Minimisation Conception of Justification</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="189"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22869.htm">Smith (Martin) - What Else Justification Could Be</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="190"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22860.htm">Smith (Martin) - When Does Evidence Suffice for Conviction?</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="191"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22857.htm">Smith (Martin) - When Probability is Not Enough</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="192"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22835.htm">Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising</A>" (Write, 8 hours)</li><li><a name="193"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22883.htm">Smith (Subrena E.) - Why philosophy is so important in science education</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="194"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22892.htm">Sorabji (Richard) - Gandhi the philosopher</A>" (Read / Write, 1.75 hours)</li><li><a name="195"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4304.htm">Swinburne (Richard) - Review of John Earman's 'Hume's Abject Failure: The Argument Against Miracles'</A>" (Read / Write, 2.5 hours)</li><li><a name="196"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22944.htm">Todman (Theo) - Birkbeck Philosophy Society - 2001/2002 Programme</A>" (Write, 1.75 hours)</li><li><a name="197"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22945.htm">Todman (Theo) - Birkbeck Philosophy Society - 2002/2003 Programme</A>" (Write, 1.75 hours)</li><li><a name="198"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23042.htm">Wertheim (Margaret) - Physics s pangolin</A>" (Read / Write, 1.75 hours)</li></ul></li><li><b>Thesis Background - Books Admin</b> (Total Hours = 11.5)<ul type="disc"><li>Admin - Catalogue Papers and Books - Invesigate Cambridge Core (0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="199"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_09/PaperSummary_9513.htm">Admin - Catalogue Papers and Books (including Abstract improvements)</A>" (1.25 hours)</li><li>Admin - Catalogue Papers and Books (including Abstract improvements) - John Earman (1.5 hours)</li><li>Admin - Catalogue Papers and Books (including Abstract improvements) - Springer Downloads (3.75 hours)</li><li>Admin - Sort out - 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The triage of truth: do not take expert opinion lying down</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="205"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22777.htm">Bardi (Ariel Sophia) - How 'Hindutva' recast multi-faith India as the Hindu homeland</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="206"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22717.htm">Baron (Jonathan) - Uncertainty and Probability within Utilitarian Theory</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="207"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22752.htm">Benatar (David) - Kids? 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Richard) - Universe in a bubble</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="223"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22793.htm">Graney (Christopher) - Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="224"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22779.htm">Guerrero (Alexander) - The lottocracy</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="225"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22093.htm">Hains (Brigid) & Hains (Paul) - Aeon: A-B</A>" (Read / Write, 13.75 hours)</li><li><a name="226"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23048.htm">Harper (Kyle) - How climate change and disease helped the fall of Rome</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="227"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23046.htm">Herbjornsrud (Dag) - The African Enlightenment</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="228"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22713.htm">Hoak (Daniel) - Gravitational waves will bring the extreme universe into view</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="229"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22894.htm">Huenemann (Charles) - Why philosophers should hang out at the humanists parties</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="230"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22685.htm">Jao (Carren) - Sonifying the world</A>" (Read, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="231"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22787.htm">Jonas (Rachel) - How does LSD induce short-term psychosis but long-term optimism?</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="232"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22740.htm">Jukes (Peter) - All his materials</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="233"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22902.htm">Krishna (Nakul) - Is goodness natural?</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="234"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22732.htm">Labaree (David) - An unlikely triumph</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="235"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22748.htm">Leeson (Peter T.) - Why the trial by ordeal was actually an effective test of guilt</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="236"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22677.htm">Levi (Primo) & Angier (Carole) - Cerium</A>" (Read, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="237"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22714.htm">Levin (Janna) - Gravitational wave blues</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="238"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22756.htm">Madison (Paige) - Anthropology is far from licking the problem of fossil ages</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="239"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22683.htm">Malinowska (Kasia) & Medley (Bethany) - Want to reduce drug use? 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Patrick) - It s not all lightbulbs</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="241"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22728.htm">Mikanowski (Jacob) -  Ketman and doublethink: what it costs to comply with tyranny</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="242"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22754.htm">Munns (David) - A tale of  trons : the suffix that tells the story of modern science</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="243"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22743.htm">Nanay (Bence) -  Know thyself is not just silly advice: it s actively dangerous</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="244"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22706.htm">Napadow (Vitaly) - Does acupuncture work by re-mapping the brain?</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="245"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22757.htm">Onion (Rebecca) - Lock up your wives!</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="246"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23049.htm">Orent (Wendy) - The Black Death</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="247"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22790.htm">Perry (Sarah) - A sublime contagion</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="248"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22738.htm">Pigliucci (Massimo) - Anger is temporary madness: the Stoics knew how to curb it</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="249"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22795.htm">Pigliucci (Massimo) - Neil deGrasse Tyson and the Value of Philosophy</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="250"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22745.htm">Price (Huw) - The cold fusion horizon</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="251"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22666.htm">Puchner (Martin) - Readers of the world unite</A>" (Read, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="252"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22775.htm">Rasmussen (Dennis) - He died as he lived: David Hume, philosopher and infidel</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="253"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22898.htm">Rees (Martin) - Black holes are simpler than forests and science has its limits</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="254"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22735.htm">Roache (Rebecca) - The death of languages</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="255"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22700.htm">Rodrik (Dani) - Why nation-states are good</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="256"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22731.htm">Rosoff (Philip) - How doctors bias leads to unfair and unsound medical triage</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="257"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22682.htm">Sharpe (Jim) - Spoiling for a fight</A>" (Read, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="258"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22901.htm">Shenker (Jack) - Democratising the digital</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="259"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22733.htm">Smith (Blake) - The Madras Observatory: from Jesuit cooperation to British rule</A>" (Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="260"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22705.htm">Svoboda (Elizabeth) - The kindled brain</A>" (Read / Write, 1 hour)</li><li><a name="261"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22710.htm">Talisse (Robert B.) - Democracy is like fun: you can t set your mind to having it</A>" (Read / Write, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="262"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22751.htm">Tampio (Nicholas) - Treat people as citizens</A>" (Read / Write, 1.75 hours)</li><li><a name="263"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22755.htm">Taubes (Gary) - The case against sugar</A>" (Read / Write, 2 hours)</li><li><a name="264"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22704.htm">Tchernichovski (Ofer) - What songbirds could teach us about constructive tweeting</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="265"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22903.htm">Thomas (Courtney Erin) - The early moderns had their work cut out curating their honour</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="266"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22791.htm">Truitt (Elly R.) - Preternatural machines</A>" (Read / Write, 1.25 hours)</li><li><a name="267"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22792.htm">Twigger (Robert) - Master of many trades</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li><li><a name="268"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23089.htm">Twigger (Robert) - The legend of the Legion</A>" (Write, 0.25 hours)</li><li><a name="269"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22670.htm">Wiles (Will) - Creepypasta</A>" (Read, 0.5 hours)</li><li><a name="270"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22788.htm">Yong (Ed) - Microbes have no morals</A>" (Read / Write, 0.75 hours)</li></ul><!-- And Here --><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_11">current academic year</A></U><SUB>11</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_518_11"></A>, which is to <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_518_12">complete a skeleton thesis</A></U><SUB>12</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_518_12"></A> 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>First of all, continually review the Note describing my <a name="11"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_7_43105008.htm">Current Beliefs</A><SUP>13</SUP> on the topic of Personal Identity, and ensure the associated Notes have some text. Let Sophie have a look at it, and consider submission to <em>Aeon</em>. </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, I ve further increased the plan to 25 hours / week. This is still ludicrously inadequate for what I want to achieve. </li><li>So, despite the above caveat, the primary tasks for the next quarter will be to 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 directly referenced by my <a name="12"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_0/Notes_7_43105008.htm">Current Beliefs</A><SUP>14</SUP>. </li><li>Following that, the focus (if you can call it that) will be on the following bumper list:- <BR><ol type="I"><li>Continue with my <a name="13"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_733_42465972.htm">Thesis</A><SUP>15</SUP>; in particular fill out those sections that I can write something on without further research.</li><li>Make progress on specific Chapters, using the materials below &rarr; </li><li><a name="14"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_762_42465972.htm">Chapter 2</A><SUP>16</SUP> (What Are We?). Focussing on:- <ol type="a"><li>Human Beings: <a name="271"></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="312"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6364.htm">Dainton (Barry) - Self: Philosophy In Transit</A>", </li><li><a name="313"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6361.htm">O'Hear (Anthony), Ed. - Mind, Self and Person</A>". </li></ol> </ol> </li><li><a name="15"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1016_42465972.htm">Chapter 5</A><SUP>17</SUP> (Persistence and Time). Focussing on:- <BR><ol type="i"><li><a name="314"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6536.htm">Botros (Sophie) - Truth, Time and History: A Philosophical Enquiry</A>", </li><li><a name="315"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6558.htm">Miller (Kristie) - Issues in Theoretical Diversity: Persistence, Composition, and Time</A>",</li><li><a name="316"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6549.htm">Wiggins (David) - Continuants: Their Activity, Their Being, and Their Identity</A>",</li><li>Complete <a name="272"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22647.htm">Lebens (Samuel) & Goldschmidt (Tyron) - The Promise of a New Past</A>", and send to <a name="338"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Botros (Sophie).htm">Sophie Botros</A> & <a name="339"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/A/Author_Alter (Michael J.).htm">Michael J. Alter</A>. </li></ol> </li><li><a name="16"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1018_42465972.htm">Chapter 6</A><SUP>18</SUP> (Animalism). Focussing on:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="317"></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="318"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_126.htm">Merricks (Trenton) - Objects and Persons</A>", </li><li><a name="273"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20779.htm">Bailey (Andrew M.) - The Elimination Argument</A>",</li><li><a name="274"></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="275"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20707.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Metaphysical Implications of Conjoined Twining</A>",</li><li><a name="276"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20787.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Role of the Brainstem in Personal Identity</A>",</li><li><a name="277"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20427.htm">Shoemaker (Sydney) - Persons, Animals, and Identity</A>",</li><li><a name="319"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6358.htm">Snowdon (Paul) - Persons, Animals, Ourselves</A>",</li><li>Review the work of <a name="340"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/K/Author_Kingma (Elselijn).htm">Elselijn Kingma</A>. </li></ol></li><li><a name="17"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1019_42465972.htm">Chapter 7</A><SUP>19</SUP> (The Constitution View):- <ol type="i"><li>Start a serious review of <a name="320"></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="321"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6335.htm">Corcoran (Kevin) - Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul</A>". </li><li>Write a Note on <a name="278"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21957.htm">Loose (Jonathan) - Constitution and the Falling Elevator</A>". </li></ol></li><li><a name="18"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1022_42465972.htm">Chapter 10</A><SUP>20</SUP> (Thought Experiments):- <ol type="i"><li>Investigate <a name="19"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_9/Notes_939_42918442.htm">Transhumanism</A><SUP>21</SUP>. </li><li>In particular, <BR>&rarr; Briefly review <a name="322"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6513.htm">O'Connell (Mark) - To be a Machine</A>", <BR>&rarr; Read <a name="323"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6362.htm">Bostrom (Nick) - Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies</A>", <BR>&rarr; Review <a name="279"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22534.htm">Rowson (Jonathan) - Deep Thinking?</A>",<BR>&rarr; Complete <a name="280"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_23/Abstract_23084.htm">Silver (David), Etc. - Mastering Chess and Shogi by Self-Play with a General Reinforcement Learning Algorithm</A>" and related papers,<BR>&rarr; Detailed review of <a name="281"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22232.htm">Graziano (Michael) - Endless fun</A>". </li></ol></li><li><a name="20"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1023_42465972.htm">Chapter 11</A><SUP>22</SUP> (Resurrection):- <ol type="i"><li>Start a thorough review of <a name="324"></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="325"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6337.htm">Luper (Steven), Ed. - The Cambridge Companion to Life and Death</A>", especially<BR>&rarr; <a name="282"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_19/Abstract_19916.htm">Olson (Eric) - The Nature of People</A>",</li><li>Start a review of <a name="326"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6517.htm">Bradley (Ben), Feldman (Fred) & Johansson (Jens) - The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death</A>", especially<BR>&rarr; <a name="283"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_21/Abstract_21139.htm">Zimmerman (Dean) - Personal Identity and the Survival of Death</A>",</li><li>Read and review <BR>&rarr; <a name="284"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7296.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Death and the Afterlife</A>", and<BR>&rarr; <a name="285"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20714.htm">Corcoran (Kevin) - Dualism, Materialism and the Problem of Post Mortem Survival</A>". </li></ol></li><li>As background tasks:- <ol type="i"><li>Convert old <A Href="../../PrecisCatalogSubTopic.htm" TARGET = "_top">PDF-prcis</A>, <a name="21"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_11/Notes_1144_42948008.htm">Etc</A><SUP>23</SUP> to Notes,</li><li>Complete cataloguing the books downloaded from Springer, </li><li>Continue with <a name="327"></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="328"></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 <a name="329"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6557.htm">O'Neill (Cathy) - Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy</A>",</li><li>Complete my Note on <a name="286"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22835.htm">Smith (Martin) - Why Throwing 92 Heads in a Row Is Not Surprising</A>" and discuss with Pete & Mike. </li><li>Continue <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_518_24">reading and reviewing</A></U><SUB>24</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_518_24"></A> papers issued by <em>Aeon</em>, </li><li>Attend <a name="341"></a><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Black (Oliver).htm">Oliver Black</A> s Salon,</li><li>Read <a name="330"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6522.htm">Edmonds (David) & Eidinow (John) - Wittgenstein's Poker</A>", </li><li>Keep up with the Journals via <a name="22"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_10/Notes_1026_42017797.htm">JSTOR</A><SUP>25</SUP> & Cambridge Core. </li></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="23"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_821_40530832.htm">Note</A><SUP>26</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_11"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_518_11"><B>Footnote 11</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Hopefully, I may complete, or get stuck, earlier. </li><li>By  current academic year , 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 already 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 Music, Philosophy of Religion and my Web-tools project. </li><li>The reason for deferring to my 65th birthday is that this is when I get my State Pension. This may not be much, but it ll make a significant contribution towards the fees and expenses, which I can t currently afford. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_518_12"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_518_12"><B>Footnote 12</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This used to say  complete a thesis &  , which is obviously impossible, given that my idea of a thesis is way in excess of what is required. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_518_24"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_518_24"><B>Footnote 24</B></A></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Try to keep up to date, but only read those that are strictly relevant  ignore the rest! </li><li>At present I have a relatively small reading-backlog, and a much larger reviewing-backlog. </li><li>Try to add a brief comment for each paper  maybe at the expense of reading the full text! </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 - 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