Personal identity: animalism, spatial part theory, and the program view

dc.contributor.advisorAlmeida, Michael
dc.contributor.advisorThurow, Joshua
dc.contributor.authorGruber, Argon
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAlmeida, Michael
dc.contributor.committeeMemberThurow, Joshua
dc.contributor.committeeMemberChinn, Ewing
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-09T21:57:41Z
dc.date.available2024-02-09T21:57:41Z
dc.date.issued2016
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dc.description.abstractThe philosophy of personal identity has two popular theories on offer: animalism and spatial part theory. The program view is currently underrepresented in the literature, and few have defended the view. I analyze survival in some cases, and argue that the program view best accounts for those cases. I argue that we can survive in some cases in which animalism and spatial part theory are committed to rule that we cannot survive. The methodology of analyzing survival cases is traditional, as is the use of exotic science fiction. The program view explains the survival of persons in some cases in which competing theories of personal identity fail to explain survival. So, the program view should be considered more seriously as an explanatory theory in the philosophy of personal identity.
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.format.extent43 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9781339717975
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/3825
dc.languageen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophy
dc.subject.lcshIdentity (Philosophical concept)
dc.subject.lcshOntology
dc.subject.lcshSurvivalism
dc.titlePersonal identity: animalism, spatial part theory, and the program view
dc.typeThesis
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thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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