Personal Identity

Personal Identity

Personal Identity

Personal Identity

Synopsis

Personal Identity is a comprehensive introduction to the nature of the self and its relation to the body. Harold Noonan places the problem of personal identity in the context of more general puzzles about identity, discussing the major historical theories and more recent debates. The second edition of Personal Identity contains a new chapter on 'animalism' and a new section on vagueness.

Excerpt

For this edition I have rewritten and extended Chapter 6 to include a discussion of the epistemic account of vagueness and to evaluate criticisms that have appeared since the first edition of the book of the Evans-Salmon argument against vague identity. I have also added a new chapter (Chapter 11) which expounds and critically assesses the biological approach to personal identity which has recently become very popular following the work of Peter Van Inwagen, Paul Snowdon and Eric Olson.

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