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The Survival of the Self

ISBN 9781138365148
Published February 26, 2020 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1998, this volume gives an account of personal identity derived from the Butler-Reid position, arguing that from the first person point of view one necessary condition of personal identity is the survival of the Self. Robin Harwood’s claim is that a normal human person is a combination of a Self, a mind and a body, locating the issue of personal identity as stemming from the nature of persons as compound entities.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. The Self from the First Person Point of View. 3. Unity of Consciousness. 4. The Continuity of the Self. 5. Survival. 6. Fission and Fusion. 7. The Physical Criterion for Personal Identity. 8. Memory and Self Knowledge.

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