Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life

2014.08.38 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marya Schechtman, Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life, Oxford University Press, 2014,
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2014.08.38 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Marya Schechtman, Staying Alive: Personal Identity, Practical Concerns, and the Unity of a Life, Oxford University Press, 2014, 214pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199684878. Reviewed by Raymond Martin, Union College How at this late date in the discussion within contemporary analytic philosophy of personhood and personal identity can one make a significant new contribution to our understanding of both? One way, surely, is by shifting the focus away from those aspects of the debate that have been overworked in the literature and putting it onto issues that have not gotten the attention they deserve. But how to do that? In this valuable addition to the literature on personhood and personal identity Marya Schechtman may have found a way. It is by moving the analytic debate in a more empirical direction. This is by no means all she does in this important new book (I'll return to some of the rest of it in a... . . .

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