<!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 (Summary of Progress to Date) (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 (Summary of Progress to Date)</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 21/04/2018 20:05:17)<br><br>(For earlier versions of this Note, <a href="#TableOfPreviousVersions">see the table at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">This report initially covered progress prior to and during academic year 2007/8 at Birkbeck.  Year 1 is 2007/8, and was obviously intended to be followed by years 2-4. However, the lack of progress explains why this is not yet the case. It has now been updated with  Intermission Year 1 . I hope there will be no more than 2 further  Intermission Years . <BR><BR><B>Intermission Year 1</B>: <ol type="1"><li></li></ol><BR><B>Year 1, Term 3</B>: <ol type="1"><li>Supervision: 16<SUP>th</SUP> <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_8/Notes_818.htm">June</A><SUP>1</SUP> 2008.</li><li><a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_8/Notes_817.htm">Reviewed</A><SUP>2</SUP> <a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5321.htm">Fine (Kit) - A Counter-Example To Locke's Thesis</A>", discussed at the above supervision.</li></ol><BR><B>Year 1, Term 2</B>: <ol type="1"><li>Detailed term <A HREF="../TermPlan08Spring.htm">plan</A> (not adhered to). </li><li>Supervisions: 4<SUP>th</SUP> <a name="3"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_793.htm">February</A><SUP>3</SUP> and 18<SUP>th</SUP> <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_794.htm">February</A><SUP>4</SUP> 2008, 3<SUP>rd</SUP> <a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_796.htm">March</A><SUP>5</SUP> and 17<SUP>th</SUP> <a name="6"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_797.htm">March</A><SUP>6</SUP> 2008.</li><li>Wrote reviews of papers prerequisite to my draft <a name="7"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_762.htm">chapter</A><SUP>7</SUP> on  <a name="8"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_734.htm">What are We</A><SUP>8</SUP>? <ul type="disc"><li>A <a name="9"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_766.htm">Note</A><SUP>9</SUP> on <a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12473.htm">Brandom (Robert) - Toward a Normative Pragmatics</A>", sections I:1-3 (reviewed at <a name="10"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_793.htm">Supervision</A><SUP>10</SUP>). </li><li>A <a name="11"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_774.htm">Note</A><SUP>11</SUP> on <a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_01/Abstract_1790.htm">Chisholm (Roderick) - Which Physical Thing Am I? An Excerpt from 'Is There a Mind-Body Problem?'</A>" (reviewed at <a name="12"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_793.htm">Supervision</A><SUP>12</SUP>).</li><li>A <a name="13"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_773.htm">Note</A><SUP>13</SUP> on <a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3803.htm">Baillie (James) - What Am I?</A>" (reviewed at <a name="14"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_793.htm">Supervision</A><SUP>14</SUP>). </li><li>A <a name="15"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_770.htm">Note</A><SUP>15</SUP> on <a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12470.htm">Olson (Eric) - What Are We?</A>" (reviewed at <a name="16"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_796.htm">two</A><SUP>16</SUP> <a name="17"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_794.htm">Supervisions</A><SUP>17</SUP>).</li><li>A <a name="18"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_775.htm">Note</A><SUP>18</SUP> on <a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4282.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - What Am I?</A>" (reviewed at <a name="19"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_797.htm">Supervision</A><SUP>19</SUP>). </li></ul></li><li>Commenced reviewing <ul type="disc"><li><a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4286.htm">Fine (Kit) - The Non-Identity of a Material Thing and Its Matter</A>" and</li><li><a name="39"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_66.htm">Baker (Lynne Rudder) - Persons and Bodies: A Constitution View</A>". </li></ul></li><li>Completed listening to <a name="37"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12602.htm">Kagan (Shelly) - Death: Course introduction</A>".</li><li>Somewhat irregular attendance at Birkbeck Research Seminars. </li></ol><BR><B>Year 1, Term 1</B>: <ol type="1"><li>Supervisions: 28<SUP>th</SUP> <a name="20"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_5/Notes_513.htm">September</A><SUP>20</SUP>, 22<SUP>nd</SUP> <a name="21"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_732.htm">October</A><SUP>21</SUP>, 12<SUP>th</SUP> <a name="22"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_758.htm">November</A><SUP>22</SUP> and 19<SUP>th</SUP> <a name="23"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_757.htm">November</A><SUP>23</SUP> 2007.</li><li><a name="24"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_1/Notes_115.htm">Essay</A><SUP>24</SUP> on <a name="38"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_545.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - Conditions of Personhood</A>" produced and <a name="25"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_732.htm">reviewed</A><SUP>25</SUP>. </li><li><a name="26"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_733.htm">Chapter-outline</A><SUP>26</SUP> for my thesis drafted, <a name="27"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_758.htm">reviewed</A><SUP>27</SUP> and revised.</li><li><a name="28"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_735.htm">Web-technology</A><SUP>28</SUP> paper drafted and <a name="29"></a><A HREF = "../../Secure_Jen/Notes_7/Notes_757.htm">reviewed</A><SUP>29</SUP>. </li><li>Regular attendance at Birkbeck Research Seminars. Some correspondence with fellow students. </li></ol><BR><B>Pre-registration preparation</B>: <ol type="1"><li>Reading lists researched & papers / books obtained. I seem to have accumulated over 3,000 papers on the subject. Note that while a lot of these are held electronically, I ve not made my copies available on the web (for copyright reasons). </li><li>I have my collection of 1,400 philosophy books and 11,000 philosophy papers catalogued and the catalogue available on-line. Clearly I will not live long enough to look at more than a small fraction of these. </li><li>Reading commenced. This is a bit of an understatement. My database informs me that I ve read 407 papers or book-chapters on the subject. Unfortunately, any notes on these exist only as copious marginal annotations. </li><li>Web-based Research infrastructure enabled. I cannot stress enough how important this is. My theory is that we have many conflicting intuitions about Personal Identity (and any other philosophical topic) and our positions in one area affect those elsewhere. So, being able to get one s hands on all these assumptions and arguments at the click of a mouse is a huge advantage. This is now the way philosophy ought to be done. We don t discuss philosophical questions any more in the agora, so we don t write dialogues. We don t need to communicate by letter, so there s no need for papers. Of course, there are issues of volume and quality control. I expect to write a paper-generator in due course. But before all this, I ll need the material to link to. That s where the real philosophy starts. </li><li>Abstracts for many papers obtained and incorporated into the database.</li><li>Research proposal produced and used as a prototype for the metaphilosophical model I ve developed.</li><li>Application to Birkbeck made and successful.</li></ol></P> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Version:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_821_0_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0.</li></UL> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Table of the Previous 2 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">18/12/2010 19:58:05</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3719</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_821_40530832.htm">Status: Personal Identity (Summary of Progress to Date)</A></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">26/12/2008 14:08:10</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">3551</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_821_39808589.htm">Status: Personal Identity (Summary of Progress to Date)</A></TD></TR> </TABLE> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">21/04/2018 20:05:17</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">821 (Status: Personal Identity (Summary of Progress to Date))</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_5/Notes_518.htm">Status: Personal Identity (2018 - 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