Identity, Consciousness and Value by Peter K. Unger - PDF and EPUB eBook
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
- Number of pages
- 368 pages
- July 1st 1992 by Oxford University Press, USA
- File size (in PDF)
- 1472 kB
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.