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 Bundle Theories 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
Hybrid Theories Hylomorphism I Immortality Indeterminate Identity
Individual Information Intelligence 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 Metaphysics 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 Plants 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 Society
Sorites Sortals Soul Criterion Souls Statue and the Clay
Substance Supervenience Survival Taking Persons Seriously Teletransportation
Temporary Intrinsics Test Note 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 4 days)
  2. Birkbeck Supervisions
  3. Blog
  4. Control Pages (Out of Date by 4 days)
  5. Essays
  6. Personal Identity (Out of Date by 5 days)
  7. Status Reports (Out of Date by 4 days)
  8. Website Documentation (Out of Date by 4 days)
  9. Write-ups (Out of Date by 4 days)

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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