Theo Todman's Notes

Personal Identity Notes Jump Table

Note-Group Purpose: My “Personal Identity” Notes are those preliminary to the writing of my Thesis. In principle, there is one for each sub-topic, though new ones keep cropping up. Most of them are of the “Plug Note” variety – fairly random thoughts with a reading list. I’ve recently added the – usually skeletal – Chapters of my Thesis to the Jump Table. Comments on the papers in the reading lists don’t appear here – they appear either as Comments against the Books or Papers, or else as Write-Ups.

Click here for the explanation of the colouration in the table below.

Abbreviations Abortion Androids Animal Rights Animalism
Animalism - Objections Animalists Animals Animation Artifacts
Baker Biological Criterion Biological View Bodily Continuity Body
Body Criterion Brain Brain Criterion Brain Death Brain State Transfer
Brain Transplants Brains in Vats Buddhism Cartesian Ego Causality
Cerebrum Change Chimera Christian Materialism Clinical Observations
Clones Closest Continuer Coincidence Commissurotomy Computers
Concepts Connectedness vs Continuity Consciousness Constitution Constitution View
Constitution View - Objections Contingent Identity Continuity Convention Corpses
Counting Persons Criteria of Identity Cyborgs Death Degrees of Personhood
Descartes - Real Distinction Dicephalus Dion and Theon Disembodied Existence Dualism
Duplication Embryo Endurantism Essentialism Evolution
Exdurantism Existence Explanation Fetuses Fiction
First-Person Perspective Fission Forensic Property Free Will Functionalism
Fusion Future Great Pain Test General Surveys Holes & Smiles Homo Sapiens
Human Animals Human Beings Human Persons Hume Hylomorphism
I Immortality Indeterminate Identity Individual Information
Intermittent Objects Interregnum Intuition Ivan Ilych Kant
Kinds Language of Thought Leibniz Lewis Life
Life After Death Locke Logic of Identity Makropulos Case Matter
Memory Mereology Metamorphosis Methuselah Mind
Modality Multiple Personality Disorder Narrative Identity Natural Kinds Naturalism
Near Death Experiences Nihilism Non-Human Persons Numerical Identity Occasional Identity
Olson Only 'X' and 'Y' Principle Ontology Organisms Origins
Out of Body Experiences Parfit Partial Identity Perdurantism Persistence
Persistence Criteria Persistent Vegetative State Person Personality Personite
Phase Sortals Physical Continuity Physicalism Pregnancy Probability
Problem of the Many Process Metaphysics Properties Psychological Continuity Psychological Continuity - Forward
Psychological Criterion Psychological View Psychology Psychopathology Quantum Mechanics
Quasi-Memory Race Reductionism Reduplication Objections Reincarnation
Relative Identity Religion Replication Research - Proposal Resurrection
Scattered Objects Self Self-Consciousness Semantics Ship of Theseus
Siliconisation Similarity Simple View Sleep Sorites
Sortals Soul Criterion Souls Statue and the Clay Substance
Supervenience Survival Taking Persons Seriously Teletransportation Temporary Intrinsics
Thesis - Chapter 01 (Introduction) Thesis - Chapter 02 (What are We?) Thesis - Chapter 03 (What is a Person?) Thesis - Chapter 04 (Basic Metaphysical Issues) Thesis - Chapter 05 (Persistence and Time)
Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 07 (The Constitution View and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 08 (Arguments against Animalism) Thesis - Chapter 09 (Arguments against the Constitution View) Thesis - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments)
Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection) Thesis - Chapter 12 (Conclusion) Thesis - Current Stance Thesis - Introduction Thesis - Journals
Thesis - Method & Form Thesis - References Thinking Animal Argument Thisness (Haecceity) Thought Experiments
Tibbles the Cat Time Time Travel Transhumanism Transplants
Twinning Unity of the Person Universals Uploading Vague Identity
Vagueness Wantons What are We? What Matters Wiggins
Wittgenstein Zombies Zygote    

To access information, click on one of the links in the table above (if any).

See the list below for concatenated versions of all my Notes, broken down by category. The concatenation is now - on account of size - restricted to a list of properties rather than the full text. Where the list item is noted as "out of date by n days", this indicates that at least one of the associated Notes has been updated since the concatenation was undertaken, and that the earliest of these instances was n days ago:-

  1. Animadversions (Out of Date by 18 days)
  2. Birkbeck Supervisions
  3. Blog
  4. Control Pages
  5. Essays (Out of Date by 18 days)
  6. Personal Identity (Out of Date by 18 days)
  7. Status Reports (Out of Date by 18 days)
  8. Website Documentation (Out of Date by 19 days)
  9. Write-ups

Note Qualities: for an explanation of the colouration in the table above, see the table below! "Note Quality" is a new feature, is somewhat experimental, and subject to checking and refinement.

None Specified  
High Quality Note quality relates both to its intrinsic – albeit subjective – quality, and to its completeness and / or length. I’ll try to refine this over time. Also, as I only have 3 levels, it is relative. It is supposed to tell the reader whether it’s worth clicking and reading, and to remind me of work yet to be done! So, “High Quality” Notes are the best I’ve got – usually long and complete and – hopefully – worth reading. 
High Quality - PDF As above, but currently existing only as pdfs, awaiting conversion to Note format. As this is a laborious task, it’s work in progress. Most of these pdfs were produced during my undergraduate days in 2000 – 2003. 
Medium Quality “Medium Quality” Notes are usually those on which I’ve made significant progress but are still incomplete – being either still work in progress, or Notes that I got stuck on or bored with. Occasionally they are complete but short. 
Medium Quality - PDF As above, but currently existing only as pdfs, awaiting conversion to Note format. These were produced during my undergraduate days in 2000 – 2003, and were left incomplete because I ran out of time, or got bored or stuck. 
Low Quality “Low Quality” Notes are usually just place-holders, or Notes I’ve just started. 
Low Quality - PDF As above, but in pdf form. There shouldn't be any! 
Plug Note - With Reading List These may be quite extensive – particularly if they have worked-out reading lists – but usually contain the disclaimer: “A number of my philosophical Notes are “promissory notes” currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. I’ve decided to add some text – whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive – for all these identified topics related to my Thesis. As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists.” 
Plug Note - Reading List TBA As above, but the reading list is yet to be supplied. 

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