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The topic of personal identity has prompted some of the liveliest and most interesting debates in recent philosophy. In a...

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Details of Identity, Consciousness and Value

Exact title of the book
Identity, Consciousness and Value
Book author
Peter K. Unger
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
368 pages
Language
English
Published
July 1st 1992 by Oxford University Press, USA
File size (in PDF)
1472 kB
Identity, Consciousness and Value

Some brief overview of book

The topic of personal identity has prompted some of the liveliest and most interesting debates in recent philosophy. In a fascinating new contribution to the discussion, Peter Unger presents a psychologically aimed, but physically based, account of our identity over time. While supporting the account, he explains why many influential contemporary philosophers have underrated the importance of physical continuity to our survival, casting a new light on the work of Lewis, Nagel, Nozick, Parfit, Perry, Shoemaker, and others.

Deriving from his discussion of our identity itself, Unger produces a novel but commonsensical theory of the relations between identity and some of our deepest concerns. In a conservative but flexible spirit, he explores the implications of his theory for questions of value and of the good life.