Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life

Oxford University Press (2014)

Abstract

Marya Schechtman offers a new theory of personal identity, which captures the importance of being able to reidentify people in our daily lives. She sees persons as loci of practical interaction, and defines the unity of such a locus in terms of biological, psychological, and social functions, mediated through social and cultural infrastructure

Download options

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 72,805

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Analytics

Added to PP
2014-04-03

Downloads
180 (#67,285)

6 months
10 (#73,930)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Marya Schechtman
University of Illinois, Chicago

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references

Similar books and articles

Experience, Agency, and Personal Identity.Marya Schechtman - 2005 - Social Philosophy and Policy 22 (2):1-24.
Personhood and the Practical.Marya Schechtman - 2010 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 31 (4):271-283.
Am I My Brother's Keeper? On Personal Identity and Responsibility.Simon Beck - 2013 - South African Journal of Philosophy 32 (1):1-9.
Memory and Identity.Marya Schechtman - 2011 - Philosophical Studies 153 (1):65-79.
Personhood and Personal Identity.Marya Schechtman - 1990 - Journal of Philosophy 87 (2):71-92.
Personal Identity and the Past.Marya Schechtman - 2005 - Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 12 (1):9-22.
Narrative Identity, Practical Identity and Ethical Subjectivity.Kim Atkins - 2004 - Continental Philosophy Review 37 (3):341-366.
Empathic Access: The Missing Ingredient in Personal Identity.Marya Schechtman - 2001 - Philosophical Explorations 4 (2):95 – 111.