The Resource The constitution of selves, Marya Schechtman

The constitution of selves, Marya Schechtman

Label
The constitution of selves
Title
The constitution of selves
Statement of responsibility
Marya Schechtman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An amnesia victim who asks "Who am I?" means something different from a confused adolescent asking the same question. Marya Schechtman takes issue with analytic philosophy's emphasis on the first sort of question to the exclusion of the second. The problem of personal identity, she suggests, is usually understood to be a question about historical life. What she calls the "reidentification question" is taken to be the real metaphysical question of personal identity, whereas questions about beliefs or values and the actions they prompt - the "characterization question"--Are often presented as merely metaphorical
  • Failure to recognize the philosophical importance of both, Schechtman argues, has undermined analytic philosophy's attempts to offer a satisfying account of personal identity. Considerations related to the characterization question creep unrecognized into discussions of reidentification, with the result that neither question is adequately addressed. Schechtman shows how separating the two allows for a more fruitful approach to the reidentification question, and she develops her own narrative account of characterization
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schechtman, Marya
Index
index present
LC call number
BC199.I4
LC item number
S33 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Self
  • Self-knowledge, Theory of
  • Individuality
  • Identity (Philosophical concept)
  • Individuality
  • Self
  • Self-knowledge, Theory of
  • Identiteit
  • Selbsterkenntnis
  • Identität
  • Individualität
  • Selbst
  • Philosophie
Label
The constitution of selves, Marya Schechtman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Reidentification Question -- 2. The Problems of Logical Form -- 3. The Extreme Claim -- 4. The Characterization Question -- 5. The Narrative Self-Constitution View -- 6. Characterization and the Four Features
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 169 p.
Isbn
9780801431678
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96016537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34553499
  • (OCoLC)ocm34553499
Label
The constitution of selves, Marya Schechtman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Reidentification Question -- 2. The Problems of Logical Form -- 3. The Extreme Claim -- 4. The Characterization Question -- 5. The Narrative Self-Constitution View -- 6. Characterization and the Four Features
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 169 p.
Isbn
9780801431678
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96016537
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34553499
  • (OCoLC)ocm34553499

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