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Identity, consciousness and the past

forging of caste and community in India and Sri Lanka

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Published by Oxford University Press in Delhi, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • India.,
  • Sri Lanka.
    • Subjects:
    • Ethnology -- India.,
    • Ethnology -- Sri Lanka.,
    • Caste -- India.,
    • Caste -- Sri Lanka.,
    • Ethnicity -- India.,
    • Ethnicity -- Sri Lanka.,
    • India -- Historiography.,
    • Sri Lanka -- Historiography.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesSocial analysis (Adelaide, S. Aust.)
      Statementedited by H.L. Seneviratne.
      ContributionsSeneviratne, H. L., 1934-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS430 .I3 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 207 p. ;
      Number of Pages207
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL775218M
      ISBN 100195640012
      LC Control Number97175770
      OCLC/WorldCa37130224

      To show this one is to suppose that before undergoing the process person A and B are asked to which resulting person, A-Body-Person or B-Body-Person, they wish to receive a punishment and which a reward. The papers in the second part of the book all focus in one way or another on the deliberative, reflective, and imaginative capacities involved in constituting the identities of temporally extended agents. To truly understand my identity, I have to start at the very beginning. A related word was conscientiawhich primarily means moral conscience.

      For, granting that the thinking substance in man must be necessarily supposed immaterial, it is evident that immaterial thinking thing may sometimes part with its past consciousness, and be restored to it again: as appears in the forgetfulness men often have of their past actions; and the mind many times recovers the memory of a past consciousness, which it had lost for twenty years together. The first chapter explores the roots of contemporary debates about personal identity in Locke, Hume, and Kant, and culminates in a discussion of Kant's distinction between transcendental and empirical apperception. All which is founded in a concern for happiness, the unavoidable concomitant of consciousness; that which is conscious of pleasure and pain, desiring that that self that is conscious should be happy. Lonely and rebuked…. Concernment and responsibility follow from the nature of consciousness, which has pleasure and pain as its inevitable concomitants. Strawson protests that Locke's theory is about actual people, and not these weird body-swapping cases.

      From whence it follows, that one thing cannot have two beginnings of existence, nor two things one beginning; it being impossible for two things of the same kind to be or exist in the same instant, in the very same place; or one and the same thing in different places. He creates a third term between the soul and the body. The achievement of such unity requires protection from various sources of fragmentation and violation, which in turn requires both solicitude "spontaneous receptivity and responsiveness to each other" 93 and a framework of just institutions. West argues that the metaphysical facts of personal identity cannot be severed from practical questions about for example the conditions of obligation, entitlement, responsibility and regret. The autobiographer writes as though from a future perspective on his or her own life as a completed whole, in which the contingency of the present is transformed into the fixity of the past and the end is prefigured in the beginning. Thus, any examination of the evolution of consciousness is faced with great difficulties.


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Identity, consciousness and the past book

On Strawson's view, however, the cobbler should provide the set of actions and experiences by which the prince should be judged.

The word first appears in Latin juridical texts by writers such as Cicero. Locke gives an example to illustrate just how intuitive this notion is: When a finger is cut off from a man's hand, it is clearly no longer a part of his consciousness; he is no more conscious of any effects on this finger than he is conscious of effects on any other man's finger.

The alternative is Locke made a gross and obvious mistake in thinking that unjust transfers were possible. Recent publications by G. The intuition is that people will be afraid of being tortured, since it will still be one despite not having one's memories.

Instead of a fragmented sense of self, the novel ends with Sethe missing a complete part of her identity, essentially having transformed into a different person since the beginning of the narrative.

Hume, however, denies that there is a distinction between the various features of a person and the mysterious self that supposedly bears those features.

But if to any one the idea of a man be but the vital union of parts in a certain shape; as long as that vital union and shape remain in a concrete, no otherwise the same but by a continued succession of fleeting particles, it will be the same man.

These issues remain central to both continental and analytic philosophy, in phenomenology and the philosophy of mindrespectively. After they made up their tales, shaped and decorated them, those that saw her that day on the porch quickly and deliberately forgot her.

This notion of identity stems from the basic principle that no two things of the same kind can exist in the same place at the same time, as well as the extension of this principle that, therefore, no two things can have the same beginning and neither can any thing have two beginnings. There needs to be a limit, though I am dubious that Strawson's is the correct account of the limit for reasons provided below.

Modern medical and psychological investigations into consciousness are based on psychological experiments including, for example, the investigation of priming effects using subliminal stimuliand on case studies of alterations in consciousness produced by trauma, illness, or drugs.

Body and ego control organ expressions. States of consciousness[ edit ] A Buddhist monk meditating There are some brain states in which consciousness seems to be absent, including dreamless sleep, coma, and death.

In response to Eric Olson, Schectman develops a non-animalist account of the kind of personal unity that underlies the very possibility of raising questions about a person's autonomy and responsibility for past actions.

Many fall into the trap of equating consciousness with self-consciousness —to be conscious it is only necessary to be aware of the external world. Joaquin Fuster of UCLA has advocated the position of the importance of the prefrontal cortex in humans, along with the areas of Wernicke and Broca, as being of particular importance to the development of human language capacities neuro-anatomically necessary for the emergence of higher-order consciousness in humans.

Introspection is often thought to deliver one's primary knowledge of one's mental life. As Mackenzie points out, a significant number of contributors treat narrative, and especially narrative self-interpretation, as central to "the intelligibility and value of our lives as persons" In "Shaping a Life: Narrative, Time, and Necessity," Genevieve Lloyd connects Spinoza's "vision of freedom as the joyful acceptance and appropriation of necessity" back to the ideals of the ancient Stoics and forward to Sartre's reflections on "posthumous living" in his autobiography Words.

My being a devoted parent is neither explained nor implied by my being a professional philosopher, nor is the latter explained or implied by the former.John Locke's theory of personal identity underlies all modern discussion of the nature of persons and selves&#;yet it is widely thought to be wrong.

In his new book, Galen Strawson argues that in fact it is Locke's critics who are wrong, and that the famous objections to his theory are 5/5(3). The book provides a synthesis of the development of the genre of national history writing in Europe, in particular it seeks to illuminate the relationship between history writing and the construction of national identities in modern Europe.

1. Locke on Persons and Personal Identity: The Basics. Locke’s most thorough discussion of the persistence (or diachronic identity) of persons can be found in Book 2, Chapter 27 of the Essay (“Of Identity and Diversity”), though Locke anticipates this discussion as early as Book 1, Chapter 4, Section 5, and Locke refers to persons in other texts, including the Second Treatise of Government.

The past is another country: Abstract Narrative, identity and the achievement of moral consciousness in Afrikaans historiographical fiction Willie Burger In Andre Brink's Oevil's Valley the emphasis falls on stories.

Identity, Consciousness, And Building The Personal Consciousness

The important role that narratives play in a community to create a history and an identity for that. Aug 10,  · Practical application of stream of consciousness identity.

Assume that the threshold of neural activity associated with an identity status flip from preservation to loss-with-replacement is determined.

Given that neural activity is easily correlated with temperature, we could conceivably use temperature to make identity determinations and. Consciousness at its simplest is "sentience or awareness of internal or external existence".

Despite centuries of analyses, definitions, explanations and debates by philosophers and scientists, consciousness remains puzzling and controversial, being "at once the most familiar and most mysterious aspect of our lives". Perhaps the only widely agreed notion about the topic is the intuition that.