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Author Santos, Ferdinand
Title Personal identity, the self, and ethics [electronic resource] / Ferdinand Santos and Santiago Sia
Imprint Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Descript viii, 328 p
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 296-319) and index
John Locke's account of person and personal identity -- Personal identity and the unity and uniqueness of the self -- A critique of the ontology of substance -- The fallacy of simple location and the ontologiesof substance and event -- Methodological considerations -- The structure of an event as creative synthesis -- Ethics and the mnemonic structure of persons -- The social structure of persons
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 3, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
What does it mean to be 'oneself' or to be 'the same' person? What does being a 'person' or a'self' mean? What is personal identity? How do these notions relate to ethics? Many, influenced by the postmodernisttalk of "the fall of the self", have sought to show that these questions are unanswerable and even irrelevant. This book takes a different stand. It seeks to address these questions because it maintains their continued importance in philosophy and in other disciplines. It identifiessome of the problems which have been brought about by the traditional answers and provides an alternative conception of person, personal identity and the self. Taking the theory of John Locke as a starting point and in dialogue with contemporary philosophers such as Derek Parfit andP.F. Strawson, theauthors develop an original philosophical anthropology based on the writings of Charles Hartshorneand A.N. Whitehead
Link Original 0230522033 9780230522039 (DLC) 2007023318 (OCoLC)141383081
Subject Self (Philosophy)
Identity (Philosophical concept)
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Alt Author Sia, Santiago
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