Identity, Consciousness, and Value

Oxford University Press (1990)
The topic of personal identity has prompted some of the liveliest and most interesting debates in recent philosophy. In a fascinating new contribution to the discussion, Peter Unger presents a psychologically aimed, but physically based, account of our identity over time. While supporting the account, he explains why many influential contemporary philosophers have underrated the importance of physical continuity to our survival, casting a new light on the work of Lewis, Nagel, Nozick, Parfit, Perry, Shoemaker, and others. Deriving from his discussion of our identity itself, Unger produces a novel but commonsensical theory of the relations between identity and some of our deepest concerns. In a conservative but flexible spirit, he explores the implications of his theory for questions of value and of the good life
Keywords Absolute  Cartesianism  Consciousness  Experience  Identity  Metaphysics  Psychology  Self  Survival  Value
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Call number BD450.U46 1990
ISBN(s) 0195054016  
DOI 10.2307/2220223
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