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The Resource Identity : essays based on Herbert Spencer lectures given in the University of Oxford, edited by Henry Harris

Identity : essays based on Herbert Spencer lectures given in the University of Oxford, edited by Henry Harris

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Identity : essays based on Herbert Spencer lectures given in the University of Oxford
Title
Identity
Title remainder
essays based on Herbert Spencer lectures given in the University of Oxford
Statement of responsibility
edited by Henry Harris
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Identity contains essays by six internationally famous contributors, focusing on different facets of identity from the viewpoints of their various disciplines. Two philosophers, Bernard Williams and Derek Parfit, discuss, respectively, numerical identity (when can we say that two phenomena observed at different times are one and the same thing?) and personal identity (how far can the concept of 'I' be stretched, and does it always matter whether we can say if that would still be me?). Henry Harris looks at philosophical discussions of identity from the perspective of an experimentalist, and discusses whether philosophical thought-experiments have any basis in scientific reality. The essays that follow offer perspectives from outside philosophy: Michael Ruse considers homosexual identity and to what extent it is reasonable to claim that homosexuality is a social construct. Terence Cave looks at personal identity through the eye of literature and fiction, and portrays identity as generated through the narratives that one weaves about oneself or about other people. Finally, Anthony D. Smith looks at national identities and how they are formed, analysing how this process is shaped by the interplay of cultural inheritance, political expediency, and myth
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697
LC item number
.I345 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1925-2014
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Harris, Henry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Gender identity
  • Group identity
Label
Identity : essays based on Herbert Spencer lectures given in the University of Oxford, edited by Henry Harris
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31290307
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 170 pages
Isbn
9780198235255
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94038255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Identity : essays based on Herbert Spencer lectures given in the University of Oxford, edited by Henry Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-164) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
31290307
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 170 pages
Isbn
9780198235255
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94038255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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