Philosophy of Personal Identity and Multiple Personality, Hardback Book

Philosophy of Personal Identity and Multiple Personality Hardback

Part of the Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy series

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As witnessed by recent films such as Fight Club and Identity, our culture is obsessed with multiple personality-a phenomenon raising intriguing questions about personal identity.

This study offers both a full-fledged philosophical theory of personal identity and a systematic account of multiple personality.

Gunnarsson combines the methods of analytic philosophy with close hermeneutic and phenomenological readings of cases from different fields, focusing on psychiatric and psychological treatises, self-help books, biographies, and fiction.

He develops an original account of personal identity (the authorial correlate theory) and offers a provocative interpretation of multiple personality: in brief, "multiples" are right about the metaphysics but wrong about the facts.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 230 pages, 2 Line drawings, black and white; 2 Tables, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Philosophy of mind
  • ISBN: 9780415800174

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