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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Yet very little of his book is devoted to saying what he finds attractive about it. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.

I Am You by Kolak, Daniel

In the earlier thought-experiment dahiel his Physics Examwhere Parfit temporarily disconnected his left and right brain hemispheres in order to allow himself to pursue two possible solutions to an exam problem simultaneously in two isolated centres of consciousness, he did not not describe himself as two persons, but as a single person with a temporarily divided mind.

We fear that we will experience the confusion, the memory loss, the wild emotional swings, the ghastly humiliations that people with dementia suffer. Along them we draw supposedly uncrossable boundaries within which we believe our individual identities begin and end, erecting the metaphysical dividing walls that enclose each daniek of us into numerically identical, numerically distinct, entities: Kolak rejects the claim that the experience of control over a single body FEC excludes the possibility that we are all the same person on the grounds that: Kolak continues to work on the logical foundations of quantum mechanics and a mathematical model of consciousness e.

Since this is so, I need not assume that my Replica on Mars is someone else. Kolak takes the common-sense view of MPD, that the disorder is one of different personalities kilak a single person. Robert Nozick was so danniel by the difficulties posed by fission cases that he decided personal identity must depend on extrinsic factors: He says that, if and when human fission becomes a reality, we will no longer be able to count persons reliably by counting heads.


As a composer and musician he has performed in concert on danirl occasions, both solo and with leading musicians such as Charlie ByrdDizzy Gillespie and Frank Zappa. Here Kolak attributes to Parfit the view that xm continuity and connectedness is necessary for personal identity.

I can understand the hard-nosed position, and I even have some sympathy for it. McNamara to lobby successfully for the bill’s passage.

Omniorthogonal: I Am You

Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park Stripped of all inessential attributes, this entity is qualititatively indistinguishable between one conscious organism and another. Along them we draw supposedly uncrossable boundaries within which we believe our individual identities begin and end, erecting the metaphysical dividing walls that enclose each one of us into numerically identical, numerically distinct, entities: The other characters are no more Kolak than the characters in a novel are its author.

With some qualifications, Parfit holds that fission destroys personal identity. Psychological Individuation and Identification.

Returns must be postmarked adniel 4 business days of authorisation and must be in resellable condition. The philosopher Thomas Metzinger also has interesting things to say about the neuroscience of the self. I can say that I now have two streams of consciousness, one here on Earth, and another on Mars.

Thus while his body, in whorehouses and taverns around London, lived its life as body, the soul that lived inside it would beCassar,who ignores the admonition of the sibyl, and Juliet, who hates the lark, and Macbeth, who speaks on the moor with ko,ak witches who are also the Fates, the Three Weird Sisters.

Being a Danisl and Acting as a Person. Kolak challenges this position on a number of grounds, including the dream analogy already discussed, and through examples of Multiple Personality Disorder MPD. Daniel Kolak born in ZagrebCroatia is a Croatian -American philosopher who works primarily in philosophy of mindpersonal identitycognitive sciencephilosophy of sciencephilosophy of mathematicsphilosophy of logicphilosophy of religionand aesthetics.


Is this a matter of leaping in faith to what we know must be true? This entry was posted on Friday, September 30th, at 6: The central thesis of I Am Yuo is that our borders do not signify boundaries between persons.

Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. That mugger is not anybody. It was in that role that he dictated the arid last will and testament that we know today, from which he deliberately banished every trace of sentiment or literature.

When the fission occurred, A ceased to exist.

You aj still fear dying, of course, but dying is not as bad as living and suffering uselessly for years in an institution. In Kolak, Daniel; Symons, John. And the ancient way winds around to a spot I like to walk to with my kids, where I used to walk my dog. In this book I explain how this is possible.

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

This book is intended for philosophers and the philosophically inclined – physicists, mathematicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, linguists, computer scientists, economists, and communication theorists. More information about this aspect of Kolak’s research in cognitive science cognitive neuroscience; self-representation; information processing; knowledge representation; mental models; the logic and mathematics of mental processes; autism, confabulation, self-deception, MPD; dreamingak of mind personal identity, consciousness, and self; philosophical psychology; psychoanalytic theory can be found at the Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science RuCCS.

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