This section provides brief suggestions on how to
revise the individual questions for Mind & Reality.
Thanks to cottonbro (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) for the book; Visually Us (California, USA) for the breeze.
Sainsbury, R. M. ‘Russell on Acquaintance’. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements 20 (March 1986): 219–44. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0957042X00004156.
Shoemaker, David. ‘Personal Identity and Ethics’. In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Edward N. Zalta, Winter 2019. Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University, 2019. https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2019/entries/identity-ethics/.
Martín, Andrés, Javier Chambeaud, and José Barraza. ‘The Effect of Object Familiarity on the Perception of Motion’. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 41, no. 2 (April 2015): 283–88. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000027.
Parfit, D. (1984). Reasons and Persons. Clarendon Press, Oxford.
Buchanan, Allen. ‘Advance Directives and the Personal Identity Problem’. Philosophy & Public Affairs 17, no. 4 (1988): 277–302.
Reconstructing Arguments for Distinguishing Sense and Reference
A key part of your revision is ensuring that you understand various
arguments well enough to reconstruct them. One approach to doing this involves
identifying what the premises are, and which conclusions depend on which premises.
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Indexicals and Demonstratives
“When you and I entertain the [thought we might each express by saying] "A bear is about to attack me," we behave similarly. We both roll up in a ball and try to be as still as possible ...
When you and I both apprehend the thought that I am about to be attacked by a bear, we behave differently. I roll up in a ball, you run to get help”
(Perry, 1977 p. 494).
Thanks to Robert Lischka (Munich, Germany) and unknown others for the bears.
Russell, B. (1910). Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 11:108–128
Campbell, J. (2002). Reference and Consciousness. Oxford: OUP
Perry, J. (1979). The problem of the essential indexical. Nous, 13(1):3–21.
Kaplan, D. (1989). Demonstratives. In Almog, J., Perry, J., and Wettstein, H., editors, Themes from Kaplan. Oxford University Press, Oxford.