Personal Identity and Self-Consciousness is about persons and personal identity. What are we? And why does personal identity matter? Brian Garrett, using jargon-free language, addresses questions in the metaphysics of personal identity, questions in value theory, and discusses questions about the first person singular. Brian Garrett makes an important contribution to the philosophy of personal identity and mind, and to epistemology.
Contents. Preface. 1. The problem and its place in philosophy 2. Animalism and reductionism 3. Criteria of personal identity 4. Fission 5. Identity and vagueness 6. Parfit and 'what matters' 7. Anscombe on 'I' 8. Wittgenstein on 'I' Bibliography.