Introduction, john lippitt and patrick stokes 1 the moments of a life: on some similarities between life and literature, marya schechtman 2 teleology, narrative, and death, roman altshuler. Personal identity and the past, by marya schechtman, is an essay on the way past experiences influences one's personal identity schechtman uses her introduction and locke's argument to try and get a better grasp on past experiences on personal identity. Personal identity brings together the most importantreadings on personal identity theory brings together 13 of the most important readings on personalidentity theory includes a detailed introductory historical essay, tracing theorigins of personal identity theory features essays by david lewis.
Fifty readings in philosophy is a flexible and affordable collection of classic and contemporary primary sources in philosophy the readings cover all the main topics of western philosophy, each one carefully edited to be long enough to present a self-contained argument but not so lengthy that students lose track of the main point. Furthermore, as ricœur points out, parfit ignores the possibility of the self being essentially social and schechtman puts forth forceful arguments against parfit's view that a self is really only a case of psychological continuity, and that the identities do not matter. Abstract marya schechtman has argued that contemporary attempts to save locke's account of personal identity suffer the same faults that are to be found in locke, among which is an inability to capture the role our unconscious states play.
He is usually taken to hold the view that judgments of identity should directly coincide with forensic judgments this chapter argues that he can be read as employing a more complicated understanding of the connection between these two types of judgments. Marya schechtman is a professor of philosophy and member of the laboratory of integrative neuroscience at the university of illinois at chicago she is the author of the constitution of selves (cornell university press 1996) as well as numerous articles on personal identity, bioethics, and philosophy of mind. Rudd, anthony self value, and narrative: a kierkegaardian approach oxford: oxford university press, 2012 viii + 268pp cloth, $7500--this work is now the foremost exposition and defense of the narrative approach to selves, character, and practical identity available in english it is also.
In fact, this is the feature of a narrative self-conception which is most important to explaining how a narrative view of the moral self can answer parfit's argument, because it is this feature that connects us phenomenologically to the past and future. Following marya schechtman, he sees lockean consciousness as involving an affective component that is connected to concern rather than being a strictly epistemological faculty such as memory there are a number of things i like very much about strawson's interpretation. Marya schechtman has raised a series of worries for the psychological continuity theory of personal identity stemming out of what derek parfit called the 'extreme claim' this is roughly the claim that theories like it are unable to explain the importance we attach to personal identity. If you are searched for the ebook staying alive: personal identity, practical concerns, and the unity of a life by marya schechtman in pdf form, then you've come to loyal site. Self and self-interest marya schechtman abstract one of the main themes derek parfit's reasons and persons is intimate interconnection between questions of personal identity and.
Narrative and self-understanding in this section i outline some background concerning narrative as an epistemological tool and narrative theories of self-understanding, to show why the same features of self-understanding support a narrative theory of self-understanding but also suggest its limitations. As a representative of the narrative approach i will use my own narrative self-constitution view (developed in schechtman 1996), and for the minimalist view i will concentrate on the picture developed in many venues by daniel zahavi (see, eg, 2007, 2008, 2011. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place get a constantly updating feed of breaking news, fun stories, pics, memes, and videos just for you passionate about something niche. My analysis of marya will begin with our similarities: we are both victims and survivors of domestic abuse, and, as such, we are what judith herman, in her book, trauma and recovery, would call trauma survivors. The oxford handbook of the self is an interdisciplinary collection of articles that address questions across a number of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, psychopathology, and neuroscience.
I argue for a pattern theory of self as a useful way to organize an interdisciplinary approach to discussions of what constitutes a self according to the pattern theory, a self is constituted by a number of characteristic features or aspects that may include minimal embodied, minimal experiential. This article examines the narrative approach to self found in philosophy and related disciplines the strongest versions of the narrative approach hold that both a person's sense of self and a person's life are narrative in structure, and this is called the hermeneutical narrative theory. An analysis of my own narrative self-constitution view, developed in the constitution of selves, offers the resources necessary to answer the challenge as it applies over time, explaining how infants and adults can be inherently appropriate loci of the same set of practical concerns despite possessing very different attributes.
She discussed one's sense of life as a psychological experience, putting forward the 'self-understanding view' (schechtman 2005) personal identity is something we, self-aware humans, assign importance to and, as rational creatures, we are predisposed to be fundamentally concerned with the continuation of this self (rand 1964. Marya schechtman, associate dean in the college of liberal arts and sciences and a professor in the department of philosophy has been focused on the question of pi and the philosophy of mind since her days at harvard. View schechtman's personal identity and the past from hist 150 at ball state university personal identity and the past marya schechtman philosophy, psychiatry, & psychology, volume 12, number 1, find study resources. A summary of book ii, chapters xxiv-xxvi: ideas of relation in john locke's essay concerning human understanding learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of essay concerning human understanding and what it means.