Personal Identity

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Raymond Martin, John Barnes
Wiley, Feb 1, 2002 - Philosophy - 408 pages
Personal Identity brings together the most important readings on personal identity theory.

  • Brings together 13 of the most important readings on personal identity theory.
  • Includes a detailed introductory historical essay, tracing the origins of personal identity theory.
  • Features essays by David Lewis, Bernard Williams, Derek Parfit, and Robert Nozick.
  • Describes the revolutionary shift from the "internal relations" view of personal identity to the "external relations" view.
  • Includes a discussion on the controversial topic of animalism.
  • Collectively offers a comprehensive introduction to the field.

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About the author (2002)

Raymond Martin is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Union College. He previously taught at the University of Maryland, College Park where he is now Emeritus Professor. His books include The Past Within Us (1989) and Self-Concern: An Experiential Approach to What Matters in Survival (1998).

John Barresi is Professor of Psychology at Dalhousie University. In collaboration with Raymond Martin, he has co-authored Naturalization of the Soul: Self and Personal Identity in the Eighteenth Century (2000).

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