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Status: Personal Identity (2018 - September)

(Text as at 10/10/2018 16:43:41)

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Rationale for this Project


Summary of Progress during July - September 2018
  1. I spent 239 hours in 3Q18 on this Project, or related work (1143 hours YTD, where for "YTD" - Year to Date - I mean the (academic) year that commenced in October 2017). That's 92% of the planned effort (95% YTD). Overall, 41% of my Project effort in the Quarter was directed towards this project (making 47% YTD) - as against 51% planned (47% YTD).
  2. My planned effort was 20 hours / week5. Unfortunately, like last quarter, I failed to achieving it – though wasn’t too far off. Moreover, most of the effort expended was on relevant items!
  3. The main focus of the quarter was that I continued updating my Notes on Personal Identity. As noted in recent reports, I had decided to change my approach in the short term. Rather than spending ages researching the reading lists, I’d intended just to list those books / papers on the relevant topic that I’ve actually read, and supply brief text. However, I’ve been using my auto-XRef routines to develop the reading lists, which – while useful – has held things up a bit. As a second pass I’ll use what I’ve read to update that text.
  4. The detailed list below reflects the Notes updated together with associated papers where I could be bothered to record time against these separately.
  5. In addition:-
  6. Progress between reports can be obtained from the relevant section of my Summary Task List6. More detail follows:-
Thesis (Total Hours = 193.75)
  1. Thesis - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 170)
  2. Thesis - Discussions (Total Hours = 2.5)
  3. Thesis - Research Repositioning (Total Hours = 21.25)

Thesis Background (Total Hours = 41.25)
  1. Thesis Background - Reading / Writing (Total Hours = 31.5)
  2. Thesis Background - Books Admin (Total Hours = 3.25)
  3. Thesis Background - Status

Thesis (Aeon)

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

This was hived off to a separate Note25 back in 2010, and hasn’t changed much since.



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 5: Footnote 7: Footnote 8: Footnote 10: Footnote 12: Footnote 22: Footnote 23:


Live Version of this Archived Note

Date Length Title
14/07/2019 20:29:46 21661 Status: Personal Identity (2019 - June)


Table of 12 Earlier Versions of this Note (of 70)

Date Length Title
06/07/2018 18:56:10 13271 Status: Personal Identity (2018 - June)
05/04/2018 10:48:00 17614 Status: Personal Identity (2018 - March)
05/01/2018 00:11:31 21399 Status: Personal Identity (2017 - December)
09/10/2017 23:25:26 19614 Status: Personal Identity (2017 - September)
20/07/2017 14:34:05 14289 Status: Personal Identity (2017 - June)
10/04/2017 23:38:24 12285 Status: Personal Identity (2017 - March)
14/01/2017 20:18:14 10076 Status: Personal Identity (2016 - December)
14/10/2016 22:14:53 6660 Status: Personal Identity (2016 - September)
21/07/2016 16:12:00 9314 Status: Personal Identity (2016 - June)
05/04/2016 23:19:41 9873 Status: Personal Identity (2016 - March)
07/01/2016 00:59:02 14575 Status: Personal Identity (2015 - December)
07/10/2015 00:27:22 12172 Status: Personal Identity (2015 - September)


Table of the 2 Later Versions of this Note

Date Length Title
05/04/2019 10:36:29 16875 Status: Personal Identity (2019 - March)
06/01/2019 23:36:58 17631 Status: Personal Identity (2018 - December)



This version updated Reference for this Topic Parent Topic
10/10/2018 16:43:41 518 (Status: Personal Identity (2018 - September)) Status: Summary (2019 - June)



Summary of Notes Links from this Page

Status: Personal Identity (Summary of Progress to Date) Status: Philosophy of Religion (2018 - September) Status: Summary Task List (2018: July - September) Status: Thesis Dashboard (2018: March) Theo Todman's BA Papers
Thesis - Chapter 02 (What are We?) Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues) Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments)
Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection) Thesis - Current Stance (3) Thesis - Journals Thesis - Outline (2) Transhumanism

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Summary of Note Links to this Page

Status: Consciousness Studies (2018 - September) Status: Summary (2018 - September), 2, 3 Status: Summary Task List (2018: July - September) Status: Summary Task List (YTD: 17Q4 - 18Q3) Status: Web-Tools (2018 - September)
Website - Outstanding Developments (2018 - September), 2        

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