Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-251) and index.
[ch.] 1. The same F
1. Geach versus Frege
2. A counterexample?
3. Must we ever choose identity?
4. In defense of identity
5. Same clay, different statute
[ch.] 2. Relative identity and relative number
2. What is relative identity?
3. Frege on criteria of identity
4. Frege on number
5. A tension in Frege's account?
6. A troublesome passage
[ch.] 3. Can the self divide?
1. A problem for the mentalist?
2. Idea for a solution
3. The branch language
4. Another strategy
5. The person-stage language
6. The lifetime language
[ch.] 4. The two faces of identity
1. How can identity conditions be a problem?
2. The logical properties of identity
2. Is identity identity?
4. The circle of predication and individuation
5. Identity's two faces
6. The circle of reference and individuation
7. Explaining identity conditions
8. Partial understanding of identity
9. A regress of individuation?
10. Entity without identity?
11. Return to dividing selves
II. Personal identity
[ch.] 5. Personal identity, memory, and the problem of circularity
1. Grice's theory
2. Circles and logical constructions
3. Three charges of circularity
5. Logical constructions and inferred entities
[ch.] 6. Williams on the self and the future
1. Putative examples of body transfer
2. The reduplication argument
3. The nonduplication argument
[ch.] 7. Personal identity and the concept of a person
1. Personal identity from Locke to Shoemaker
2. Self-knowledge and self-identity
3. Dividing selves and multiplying minds
4. Persons and their pasts
5. The self and the future
6. Survival without identity
[ch.] 8. The importance of being identical
2. A theory of personal identity
3. Can we explain self-concern?
5. Special reasons
6. The ego project
7. Conclusions : Smith, Methuselah, Lewis, Parfit
[ch.] 9. Information, action, and persons
2. How can circumstantial attitudes explain?
4. The reflexive/circumstantial structure of information
5. The reflexive/circumstantial structure of action
6. Harnessing information
7. Indirect classification and attunement
8. Information, action, and intentionality
9. Pains, pleasures, and original intentionality
III. The self
[ch.] 10. The self, self-knowledge, and self-notions
1. "Self" and the self
4. Self-ideas and self-notions
5. Epistemic/pragmatic relations and R-notions
6. Self-notions as R-notions
7. What's special about the self
8. Back to Mach
9. Self-knowledge problems revisited
[ch.] 11. The sense of identity
1. Philosophical self
2. The objective self
3. Nagel's problem
4. Against the objective self
5. The subject of the impersonal conception
6. Information games
8. The missing facts
9. Content and cause
10. The objective self
11. Searching for contingency.
This volume collects a number of Perry's classic works on personal identity as well as four new pieces, 'The Two Faces of Identity', 'Persons and Information', 'Self-Notions and The Self' and 'The Sense of Identity'. Perry's Introduction puts his own work and that of others on the issues of identity and personal identity in the context of philosophical studies of mind and language over the past thirty years. (source: Nielsen Book Data)