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The constitution of selves

Author: Marya Schechtman
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marya Schechtman
ISBN: 0801431670 9780801431678
OCLC Number: 34553499
Description: xi, 169 pages ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Marya Schechtman.

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