The Identities of Persons

The Identities of Persons

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In this volume, thirteen philosophers contribute new essays analyzing the criteria for personal identity and their import on ethics and the theory of action: it presents contemporary treatments of the issues discussed in "Personal Identity", edited by John Perry (University of California Press, 1975).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 138.68 x 208.53 x 23mm | 363g
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • 0520033094
  • 9780520033092
  • 892,717

Table of contents

Introduction, by Amelie O. Rorty 1. Survival and Identity, by David Lewis 2. Survival, by Georges Ray 3. The Importance of Being Identical, by John Perry 4. Lewis, Perry, and What Matters, by Derek Parfit 5. Embodiment and Behavior, by Sydney Shoemaker 6. Lock, Butler, and the Stream of Consciousness: And Men as Natural Kind, by David Wiggins 7. Conditions of Personhood, by Daniel Dennett 8. Persons, Character, and Morality by Bernard Williams 9. Rational Homunculi, by Ronald de Sousa 10. Identification and Externality, by Harry Frankfurt 11. Self-Identity and Self-Regard, by Terence Penelhum 12. Responsibility for Self, by Charles Taylor A Literary Postscript: Characters, Persons, Selves, Individuals, by Amelie O. Rorty Bibliography
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"This anthology is intended as a companion piece to [Perry's Personal Identity]. . . . Although either collection is clearly capable of standing on its own, taken together they represent the most extensive and best selected set of readings on the topic."--"Choice
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