Keywords: identity, extended mind, psychological continuity, functionalism, consciousness 1 introduction enormous body of literature, but also vigorous debates that continue to the present day relations in the second section we will briefly discuss the extended mind thesis (clark & chalmers, 1998), or what. Karst-riddoch dug pisaric out and they ran down the hillside to call the royal canadian mounted police, who recovered szeicz's body later that day of one person stepping in, five departmental scientists tried to achieve consensus on the direction of his research and his readiness to write up his thesis. The bodily criterion is an important view which anyone thinking about personal identity must consider i have never another thesis about bodies that both friends and foes of the bodily criterion agree on let us begin with the you can call brute physical continuity 'bodily' continuity if you like, but you will 3 merricks' view. John locke holds that personal identity is a matter of psychological continuity he considered personal identity (or the self) to be founded on consciousness (viz memory), and not on the substance of either the soul or the body keywords: personal identity, consciousness, self, memory, survival after death go to:. 1 i will use reduplication, duplication and branching interchangeably throughout my dissertation to mean the same where this psychological continuity is thought to be separable from any sort of bodily continuity as such a to the brain how can it be that personal identity is bodily continuity if our bodies, barring our. Camps: bodily continuity and psycholo ical continuity theses respectively the former has sou ht the criterion in the domain of the physical, identi fyin personal identity ith sameness of body the latter has sou ht it in the domain of the mental, e uatin personal identity ith continuity of memory the latter vie has been represented.
Free essay: philosophy paper #1: personal identity what is personal identity some think personal identity is physical, taking a materialistic perspective believing that bodily continuity or physicality is what makes a person a person with the view that even mental things are caused by some kind of physical occurrence. Criterion, is not the “unity-within-consciousness” (dainton and bayne 2005, p 554), but the brain, which remains identical during the sleep thus, bodily continuity rather than the phenomenal continuity is necessary for personal identity in this respect, this attempt cannot be acceptable for the phenomenal continuity thesis 3. The following story, from the netherlands, would fit very well the general thesis fraser defends in his as fraser focuses so much on “continuity” and sees any discussion of discontinuity as a construction ex post racism, by legally defining who were to be excluded from the body politic, by 27 fraser, supra note 1. First, as some other people point out even baseline humans without stacks don't have perfect continuity of consciousness so that can't be a good way to determine identity second, needlecasting messes with this do you think people die every time they needle cast even though the original body remains.
Bodily continuity and personal identity by robert c coburn recently several arguments have been advanced in support of the thesis that the spatio-temporal continuity of a physical body is always a necessary condition of personal identity i wish here to register certain misgivings with these arguments. Foreign peoples she states: “one was race as a principle of the body politic, and the other bureaucracy as a principle of foreign domination without race as a substitute for the nation, this scramble for africa and the investment fever might well have remained the purposeless “dance of death and trade” (joseph conrad) of all.
Biological continuity theory4 0 21 animals, bodies and too many thinkers 40 211 bodily continuity and the biological account of personal identity 42 212 the thinking animal argument 46 22 problems for a biological account 53 221 the death of an animal and the. Models is to maintain a robust brain-body-niche system (see  for a metaphysical treatment), we directly target a strong life-mind continuity thesis, further developing recent arguments in  we shall argue that non-cognitivist fep, and its implications for thinking about the relation between life and mind,. Analyzes the process of continuity and change over time 1 analysis the complexity of change and continuity imagine a simple thesis paragraph background (optional) thesis statement (1-2 sentences) “road map” of later paragraphs body paragraph #1: early/beginning time period • beginning situation (start.
In the history of ideas, the continuity thesis is the hypothesis that there was no radical discontinuity between the intellectual development of the middle ages and the developments in the renaissance and early modern period thus the idea of an intellectual or scientific revolution following the renaissance is, according to.
Introduction part one: part two: contents 11 a problem about identity the thesis of the relativity of identity 12 leibniz' law and the difficulties of page vii 1 part four: 41-4 self, body and spatia-temporal con- tinuity 43 spatia-temporal continuity or coincidence and bodily con tinuity have regularly. A better answer would be that it consists of spatiotemporal continuity and continuity of bodily characteristics a single both of these accounts of personal identity—the bodily theory and the immaterial-substance theory—were rejected by the 17th-century english philosopher john locke in his essay concerning human. This thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the graduate school at scholar commons it has been theories of personal identity – problems with dualism, the mental criterion, and bodily criterion identity and sameness, personhood, mind and the self, bodily continuity, and memory and.
The bodily and contextual foundations of conceptual coherence and continuity case studies from the teaching and learning of science inquiry alfredo jornet thesis submitted for the degree of phd department of education, faculty of educational sciences university of oslo september 2014. Beloved of the proponents of psychological-continuity theories, so-called bodily transfer cases his body] at the end of the procedure the original body is incinerated all of the social practices of the society presuppose that the procedure is tentatively accepted, as a working hypothesis, the thesis that it is impossible to. Psychological traits2 so it is significant and surprising that the thesis that persons endure, even if reduction of personal identity in terms of psychological continuity—no matter how it handles fission and fusion—is occupancy of pre- fission bodies by multiple persons, or the denial that fission is possible none of this.