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Life Story: Personal Identity

The latest release in the superb series from the Institute of Art and Ideas – thanks Alex! Hilary Lawson does a terrific job in moderating, one of the best if not the best I’ve come across. We all create internal narratives of our lives. From moment to moment, but also spanning a lifetime. Do these…

The Oxford Handbook of the Self

Here is another review from NDPR on Shaun Gallagher’s immense collection that I mentioned a few months back. I have delved into this and have found some very good stuff that I’m currently reading. NDPRoxford handbook of the selfpersonal identityphilosophy of social scienceShaun Gallaghersituated cognitionsocial epistemologysocial identity

Philosophy of Time

Here’s a very crisp articulation by Jonathan Tallant explaining McTaggart’s famous A and B series of time and more besides. It was the late Michael Dummett (Truth and Other Enigmas, 1978) who made me want to take another look at McTaggart’s argument, surprisingly not referenced in the SEP entry. Here’s McTaggart’s original paper and a freely available commentary paper on Dummett’s McTaggart.…

Ian McFetridge

For some reason the late brilliant, though relatively unknown philosopher, Ian McFetridge popped into my consciousness (on reflection, the thought could have been triggered by my thinking about a school chum who had a McFetridge kind of intelligence and wit but sadly was never to even begin to reach his potential). Anyway, Ian conducted my…