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1. Duncan, Stephen Matthew. Can Consciousness be Taken Seriously When it Comes to Personal Identity?.

Degree: MA, Philosophy, 2009, Georgia State University

Certain contemporary philosophers (e.g. Dainton, 2008; Strawson, 1999; Foster, 2008) have thought that the first-person, qualitative aspect of conscious experience should be taken seriously when it comes to our thinking about personal identity through time. These philosophers have thus argued that experiential continuity is essential to a person’s ability to persist identically through time. This is what I will call ‘the phenomenological theory’. In this thesis I describe the phenomenological theory and then discuss three problems that have plagued the history of this theory: the bridge problem, the token problem, and the ontological problem. I will argue that a recent version of the phenomenological theory proposed by Barry Dainton and Timothy Bayne (2005) provides satisfactory answers to two of these problems, but not the third. I will conclude this thesis by proposing a superior version of the phenomenological theory—one that can handle all three problems. Advisors/Committee Members: George Graham - Committee Chair, Andrea Scarantino - Committee Member, Eddy Nahmias - Committee Member.

Subjects/Keywords: Phenomenological; Personal identity; Essence; Individuality; Independence; Substance; Personal persistence; Ontological problem; Bridge problem; Phenomenology; Consciousness; Philosophy

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APA (6th Edition):

Duncan, S. M. (2009). Can Consciousness be Taken Seriously When it Comes to Personal Identity?. (Thesis). Georgia State University. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/philosophy_theses/65

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Duncan, Stephen Matthew. “Can Consciousness be Taken Seriously When it Comes to Personal Identity?.” 2009. Thesis, Georgia State University. Accessed November 14, 2019. https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/philosophy_theses/65.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Duncan, Stephen Matthew. “Can Consciousness be Taken Seriously When it Comes to Personal Identity?.” 2009. Web. 14 Nov 2019.

Vancouver:

Duncan SM. Can Consciousness be Taken Seriously When it Comes to Personal Identity?. [Internet] [Thesis]. Georgia State University; 2009. [cited 2019 Nov 14]. Available from: https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/philosophy_theses/65.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Duncan SM. Can Consciousness be Taken Seriously When it Comes to Personal Identity?. [Thesis]. Georgia State University; 2009. Available from: https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/philosophy_theses/65

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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