Just started participating introduction in philosophy. Watching Dave Ward introduction video. Occupy xMOOC 😉
AND Dave send me an email: We expect our class to be offered in early 2013. We’ll notify you again when the class starts. Thank you Dave.
Dave Ward wrote
“Personal Identity, Agency and the Multiplicity Thesis” (forthcoming in Minds and Machines) (Penultimate Draft)
Some anthropologists and social scientists have suggested that various ways of creating and maintaining an online persona can bring about the existence of a new and distinct person. Are there any philosophical views of personal identity that can make sense of this possibility? I argue that an influential Kantian line of thought about persons can do so, but also suggests why candidate cases are rarer and less desirable than one might think.