The Survival of the Self
This work demonstrates that a necessary condition of personal identity is the continuous existence of the self. Features include: the use of the pure consciousness experience to support the idea of self; a summary of criticism of doubtful conclusions drawn from commissurotomy; and the argument for rejecting the possibility of personal fission. The book is aimed at professional philosophers, cognitive scientists, psychologists, and theologians.
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The Self from the First Person Point of View
Unity of Consciousness
The Continuity of the Self
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A-body activity analogy argue argument attention aware believe bodily body brain causal connection cease to exist centre characteristics claim co-conscious commissurotomy concept conscious experience consciousness and agency continued existence criterion Dainton Derek Parfit distinct divide division entity experience of pure experienced explain fact feel fission products fission twins fusion future person George-Henry give Greta Garbo idea imagine John Major Jones34 Korsgaard logically possible memory mental items metaphysical possibility mind Nonetheless Noonan normal waking consciousness Oderberg original person Parfit perceptions persistence personal identity phenomenology philosophers point of view possibility of fission present principle prosthesis psychological continuity psychological identity pure consciousness q-memory R-related reason Reductionism Reductionist regard relation remember replica Robin Harwood seems Self/mind sense separate single stream specious present stage stream of consciousness stream of experience subject of experience subject/agent substance theory thinking third person point thoughts unconscious Unger unified unity of consciousness visual field