[SydPhil] Notification: David Braddon-Mitchell @ Wed 10 May 2017 13:00 - 14:30 (Seminars)

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Title: David Braddon-Mitchell
Personal 'identity' in degrees

What if personal ‘identity’ was something that could come in continuous  
degrees? How would that affect decisions if we had to way up the impact on  
beings that were, to a different degree, the ‘same’ person as us? I suggest  
that it supports the idea that personal identity is not an identity  
relation at all, and that it makes it more clear that a certain amount of  
conceptual engineering is required around the concept, and that it  
illuminates the relationship between what I call ‘sticky folk concepts’ -  
concepts that are part of our mental firmware, and will continue to exist  
no matter how much engineering we do - and the successor concepts we  
When: Wed 10 May 2017 13:00 – 14:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Calendar: Seminars
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