I: 2the Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity

  • Title: I: 2the Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity
  • Author: Jonathan Glover
  • ISBN: 9780713990010
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Hardcover
  • I the Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity This is a challenging book about how we come to be what we are about our need to create an identity The author argues by drawing on philosophical and psychological points that we create our own ident
    This is a challenging book about how we come to be what we are about our need to create an identity The author argues by drawing on philosophical and psychological points, that we create our own identity by reacting to the way others see us or how we would like them to see us.

    • I: 2the Philosophy and Psychology of Personal Identity By Jonathan Glover
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    About Jonathan Glover


    1. Jonathan Glover born 1941 is a British philosopher known for his studies on bioethics He was educated in Tonbridge School, later going on to Corpus Christi College, Oxford He was a fellow and tutor in philosophy at New College, Oxford He currently teaches ethics at King s College London Glover is a fellow of the Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institution in the United States.In Humanity A Moral History of the Twentieth Century, published in 1999, Glover makes the case for Applied Ethics He examines the various types of atrocity that were perpetrated in the 20th century and considers what sort of bulwarks there could be against them He allows that religion has provided bulwarks, which are getting eroded He identifies three types of bulwark The two dependable are sympathy and respect for human dignity The less dependable third is Moral Identity I belong to a kind of person who would not do that sort of thing This third is less dependable because notions of moral identity can themselves be warped, as was done by the Nazis.In 1977 he argued that to call a fetus a human person was to stretch the term beyond its natural boundaries.In The End of Faith, Sam Harris quotes Glover as saying Our entanglements with people close to us erode simple self interest Husbands, wives, lovers, parents, children and friends all blur the boundaries of selfish concern Francis Bacon rightly said that people with children have given hostages to fortune Inescapably, other forms of friendship and love hold us hostage tooNarrow self interest is destabilized In 1989 the European Commission hired Glover to head a panel on embryo research in Europe.He is married to Vivette Glover a prominent neuroscientist.


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    1. Accessible and thought-provoking, although I'm left with a sense that the core issues have been skirted around, poked a bit, but not really delved into. I suspect Dan Dennett was penning Consciousness Explained around the same time, which attempts more of what I'd hoped for, although far more densely.

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