Paper Title

[1.2] Practical Persons: Reconciling Personal and Practical Identity

Location

IB 1014

Start Date

January 2020

End Date

January 2020

Disciplines

Applied Ethics | Metaphysics | Philosophy

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

In developing her theory of personal identity called the Person-Life-View, Marya Schechtman claims to rectify a contemporary conflict between metaphysical personal identity and practical concerns, but it seems her concept of a person abandons metaphysical identity, and does not provide a useful theory for answering practical questions. However, Schechtman retains the logical one-to-one form of identity by distinguishing between the singular person-life and the complex person that lives that person-life, and she reconciles the conflict between metaphysics and practicality by arguing that a person is a practical entity. However, Schechtman's account as it stands does not provide useful criteria for recognizing cases of continued identity, but provides a philosophical analysis from which criteria may be formed.

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[1.2] Practical Persons: Reconciling Personal and Practical Identity

IB 1014

In developing her theory of personal identity called the Person-Life-View, Marya Schechtman claims to rectify a contemporary conflict between metaphysical personal identity and practical concerns, but it seems her concept of a person abandons metaphysical identity, and does not provide a useful theory for answering practical questions. However, Schechtman retains the logical one-to-one form of identity by distinguishing between the singular person-life and the complex person that lives that person-life, and she reconciles the conflict between metaphysics and practicality by arguing that a person is a practical entity. However, Schechtman's account as it stands does not provide useful criteria for recognizing cases of continued identity, but provides a philosophical analysis from which criteria may be formed.