In his book, I am You, Daniel Kolak offers yet another radical theory of personal identity: There is only one person, and that person is all of us. Daniel Kolak (born in Zagreb, Croatia) is a Croatian-American philosopher who works In his groundbreaking I Am You: the Metaphysical Foundations for Global Ethics, he writes: “The central thesis of I Am You – that we are all the same . Pris: kr. Inbunden, Skickas inom vardagar. Köp I Am You av Daniel Kolak på

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Its logic does not prohibit two daaniel entities from sharing the same space at the same time, during one phase of their existence. Elizabeth Schechter – – Journal of Consciousness Studies 16 Yet very little of his book is devoted to saying what he gou attractive about it. He says that, if and when human fission becomes a reality, we will no longer be able to count persons reliably by counting heads. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.

Among his film work is the teleplay Id-Entityabout multiple personality disorder as seen through the eyes of four patients, which Kolak wrote, directed, and produced, and the score and soundtrack for Forsaken Cries: But it does undermine the strength of an objection based on the separateness of bodies.

We are all the same person. Please help by adding reliable sources. The philosopher Thomas Metzinger also has interesting things to say about the neuroscience of the self. As president and co-founder of the G-4 Coalition in Washington, D. Likewise, the fact that Kolak dreams about a mugger who does not exist does not make that mugger Kolak. And in a blinding flash of inner light I saw the answer to both my problems, the problem of war and the problem of injustice.

I Am You: A Philosophical Explanation of the Possibility That We Are All the Same Person

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The Motivation jou Altruistic Behavior. The Experience of Philosophy Daniel Kolak. Kolak’s numerous articles, stories, essays, books and other creative works bridge traditional philosophy with all areas of inquiry and expression, from neuroscience to quantum mechanics, from logic and mathematics to art, music and literature. What matters in survival is survival. For purchases where a shipping charge was paid, there will be no refund of the original shipping charge. The illusion feels so believable.

You may still fear dying, of course, but dying is not as bad as living and suffering uselessly for years in an institution. I Am You People who think deeply about the puzzle cases of personal identity have come up with a variety of bold and radical responses. The Unity of Consciousness Dissolve.

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This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat Carter – – Croatian Journal of Philosophy 2 1: In fact, alternative responses to fission are to be found in the philosophical literature, even in Reasons and Persons itself.

Not only do they not have subjective experience, they do not have physical bodies. Kolak rejects the claim that the experience of control over a single body FEC excludes the possibility amm we are all yku same person on the grounds that:. The fundamental identity of living, dreaming, and performing inspired him to famous passages. You know what I call this spot? Crosby – – Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 18 4: It iolak accessible to graduate students and advanced undergraduates.

Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. The truth, as has been shown in earlier examplesis that we can imagine ourselves undergoing transformations of extreme severity, both physical and psychological, and extend our self-concern through those imagined transformations. A feeling of unity with others—or one other—is part and parcel of the rapture of falling in love.


Rosenkrantz – – Dahiel and Phenomenological Research 70 1: The net effect is a demonstration of the plasticity of the concept of a person.

In particular, his focus on the psychological conditions under which we extend self-concern to some persons in the future and past and not others, holds promise to shed light on the subject.

When I was preparing my doctoral dissertation, on which the book I Am You is based, my mentor and friend Ray Martin chastized me for speaking in the introduction about a mystical experience that by definition cannot be described or referred to which I was now referring to and going to describe differently. Emergence and the Problem of Personal Identity. The book is intended for philosophers and the philosophically inclined – physicists, mathematicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, linguists, computer scientists, economists, and communication theorists.

The sunlight cuts through the trees, and when you are out on the deck or just at the kitchen sink as I just was the curve of it going off and disappearing in the distance makes for a lovely vista. We are unable to deliver faster than stated.

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Chapter 6, of I am YouPsychological Borders, examines the view that personal survival consists in psychological continuity and connectedness. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and over 1, in stock items – you’re bound to find what you want, at a price you’ll love! Hence, to feel the emotional concern for that future person that one normally has for oneself in the future is inappropriate.

At twenty-something he went dajiel to London. Why have I spent forty years I know, right? October 3, at 9: