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Personal Identity and Self-Consciousness : International Library of Philosophy (Hardcover) - Brian Garrett

Personal Identity and Self-Consciousness

International Library of Philosophy (Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 16th April 1998
ISBN: 9780415165730
Number Of Pages: 137

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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.

"Brian Garrett has written an intelligent, thoughtful and thought-provoking book, which significantly moves the debate along, and which should be read by students and by all philosophers interested in personal identity ." -Paul Snowdon, Oxford University

Preface
The problem and its place in philosophyp. 1
Animalism and reductionismp. 20
Criteria of personal identityp. 41
Fissionp. 58
Identity and vaguenessp. 71
Parfit and 'what matters'p. 83
Anscombe on 'I'p. 95
Wittgenstein on 'I'p. 109
Notesp. 123
Bibliographyp. 132
Indexp. 134
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ISBN: 9780415165730
ISBN-10: 0415165733
Series: International Library of Philosophy (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 137
Published: 16th April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.15 x 16.15  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1