Hume's self-doubts about personal identity

Philosophical Review 90 (3):337-358 (1981)
Authors
Don Garrett
New York University
Abstract
In this appendix to "a treatise of human nature", Hume expresses dissatisfaction with his own account of personal identity, Claiming that it is "inconsistent." in spite of much recent discussion of the appendix, There has been little agreement either about the reasons for hume's second thoughts or about the philosophical moral to be drawn from them. The present article argues, First, That none of the explanations for his misgivings which have been offered has succeeded in describing a problem which would or should have led hume to question his own account or to regard it as inconsistent; and second, That there is nonetheless a serious inconsistency in his account of personal identity-An inconsistency which hume apparently noticed, Even if his critics did not. This inconsistency is ultimately the result of his attempt to combine reductionistic theories of personal identity and causation with a non-Reductionistic theory of mind
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.2307/2184977
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 35,537
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Hume and the Enactive Approach to Mind.Tom Froese - 2009 - Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 8 (1):95-133.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Personal Identity.Godfrey N. A. Vesey - 1973 - Milton Keynes: Open University Press,.
What Was Hume's Problem with Personal Identity?Abraham Sesshu Roth - 2000 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (1):91-114.
Hume’s Discussion on the Personal Identity.Desh Raj Sirswal - 2005 - Bihar Jounal of Philosophical Research (00):189-197.
Personal Identity.John Perry (ed.) - 1975 - University of California Press.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
128 ( #47,635 of 2,287,748 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
8 ( #58,020 of 2,287,748 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature