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  • 1. Being John Malkovich
  • 2. Outline
    A Very Short Drama, work as a tailor to Introducing the Moive -- Being John Malkovich
    Prevailing Questions
    Personal Identity
    The Meaning of life
    Discuss and apply the theory of personal identity
    Physical Continuity theory
    Psychological Continuity theory
    The Same-Soul theory
  • 3. Personal identity X Web of belief
    Web of belief
    I Am ‘I’ (ME)<-core of the web of belief
    Lost of personal identity->我是誰?->the breakage of the core of the web of belief?
  • 4. Something we Must Know
    It would be useful to study personal identity if adapt the following approaches:
  • 5. Something we Must Know
    Reductionism 1. The facts of personal identity simply consist in the holding of certain more particular facts about brains, bodies, and series of interrelated physical and mental events.2. These facts can be described in an impersonal way (客觀討論.).
  • 6. Something we Must Know
    Physical Reductionism
    The Body Majority View 
    The Brain View/Physical Criterion
  • 7. Something we Must Know
    2. Psychological Reductionism - The Psychological Criterion Psychologies= memory, beliefs/desires/goals, intentions fulfilled in action, and general character resemblance.
    The Narrow Version: continuity involves the normal cause. a. involves continuity of brain;
    b. cannot involve radical/unwanted changes caused by external forces.
    The Wide Version: continuity involves any cause.
    Psychological Connectedness = the degree of holding of direct psychological connections.
    Psychological Continuity = the degree of overlapping chains of strong psychological connectedness.
    Relation R
  • 8. Something we Must Know
    Separately Existing Entities 非物論:
    Cartesian Ego(Descartes' Dualism ): persons are essentially purely mental substances 唯心反物(independent of physical substances).
    The Further Fact :
    does not involve persons as separately existing entities.
  • 9. Body Theory
    Material constitution
    Ship of theseus
  • 10. 3 Main theories of personal identity
  • 11. 1. Physical continuity theory
  • 12. Physical continuity theory
    You are the same person you were at birth if your body has existed continuously from then until now.今天X 與過去某時刻的Y 是同一個人,若且唯若(if and only if)Y 的身體持續存在,且現在是X 的身體
    Parfit: 認同式的化約主義(Identifying Reductionism)
    Physical attributes: DNA is the only contender(身體器官、血液、甚至死皮;因內有DNA)
    Criticism:Identical twins have the same DNA, but have different identities.(孖生不等於一樣)
    “I will continue to have this DNA until my death.”
  • 13. Physical continuity theory
    孫儷 飾演夏冰(降魔者)
    甄子丹 飾演龐勇(前將軍)
    周迅 飾演小唯(狐妖)
    只有夏冰,真正擁有降魔血(identity)的人,才能証明是降魔者,把血塗上降魔劍,終可殺掉狐妖。(physical continuity)
  • 14. Physical continuity theory
    • 時空上分隔,人每分每秒都會改變,以前的你不代表今天的你
    • 15. Specify the extent to which someone can change and still be the same person (不同日子的你都不同,形容人physical 的變化)
    • 16. Physically continuous spatiotemporal (時空上的消失)path
    Criticism: we can conceive of the same person having a broken path.
    • 我們可以想像阿B由地球去火星,B的Physically(身體) 在世界消失,但identity還存在於世界上。當B返回地球後,physically便回復。
  • Physical continuity theory
    Being John Malkovich
    People entering Malkovich’ consciousness, physically and spatiotemporally disappearing, and then being dumped on the New Jerset Turnpike.
    男主角進入Malkovich意識時,自己的body physical continuity在時空上暫時消失、不存在。
  • 17. Brain theory
    PCT的修改版本by Prafit(1)必要的不是身體的持續存在,而是足以使大腦為一個活著的人的大腦的持續存在。今天X 與過去某時刻的Y 是同一個人,若且唯若(2)Y 的大腦持續存在,且現在是X 的大腦,而且(3)不存在著另一個人也有著Y 的大腦。(4)時間中的人格同一性成
  • 18. Brain theory
    X is the same person as Y if and only if X and Y are psychologically continuous and their psychologies are caused by and realized by the same brain.
    決定 Identity 的標準= 大腦持續存在
    To ensure the identity of oneself, the only way is having a brain.
    身體有identity 的部分只有腦
  • 19. Question Time
  • 20. 2. PsychologicalContinuity Theory
  • 21.
  • 22. Element of psychological continuity theory
  • 23. Concept round-up
    • Cluster of psychological properties, same person from the last year.(心理特性長期不變)
    • 24. Stream of conscious(意識流)
    • 25. High level of psychological propertiese.g(personality人格, value system價值系統, long term desire慾望)
    • 26. Sleep?The Stream of conscious is disconnected(意識流中斷)
    • 27. Memory: remember the perception last yearUsed as transitive 過渡 link and identifies me as identical to that person who was born many years ago(跟他人身份分辨的最終標準)
  • Three theory need not be taken in isolation.
    A hybrid theory(三個理論可同時使用)
    Compare with physical continuity theory: persist after death. (死亡後的商議)
  • 28. Psychological characteristics
    Attributes cannot be seen directly, must be interfered by looking at someone's behavior(一個人的特點態度,必要由行為觀察)
    First visit to the portal, lacked control
    Clearly aware of distinction between himself and Malkovich
    “wearing a really expensive suit”
    Evidence: Phone call from Dr. Lester, force him to leave or Maxim will be killed?
    Malkovich: What on earth do you mean? I am John Malkovich
  • 29. Long-Standing psychological characteristics: Personality, disposition 性情, worldview 世界觀
    Identify individuals over time
    Craig continues to exist, even after he enters the passageway.
    The original Malkovich ceases to exist is suppressed when Craig gets control over the body(Malkovich 原本心理特徵受抑壓)
  • 30. Stream of conscious
    Ties personal identity to the overlapping thoughts that come and go through consciousness.(不同的意識組成意識流)
    Many overlapping thoughts and sensations that come on.(意識不斷出現)
    No single sensation last for very long, but the stream is continuous.(沒有意識是長期性的)
    Break of continuity of stream-> Sleep?
  • 31.
  • 32. Memory
    Ultimate indicator of identity
    AB, A=B
    AB+C, A=B=C
    Craig remains Craig when he enters the portal, because he has memories of being Craig, not memories of being Malkovich
  • 33. Craig's memory
    Broke into two isolation sets.
    Memories had over the past several months as John Malkovich
    All memories of events before that as Craig. There are no memory links between Craig in the portal and John Malkovich before Craig entered the portal.
  • 34. Craig continues to exist after entering the portal, but never succeeds in being John Malkovich
    A previous perception must have occurred(所感知的為真實出現過)
    previous perception must be casually responsible for the current memory(事實感知跟現在的記憶互相對應)
    The current memory must accurately represent the previous perception.(可以準確代表出現過的事實感知
    E.g. Napoleon at the War of Waterloo(滑鐵爐戰役)matter of fact
  • 35. The Same Soul theory - Origin
    笛卡兒(René Descartes)
    《第一哲學沈思錄》(Meditations on first philosophy): 人們進行懷疑等思考活動時,會自然而然把自我(心靈) 與物質(身體)區別開來證明自我的存在。
    「我思故我在」(Cogito, ergo sum):=形上學的基礎心物二元論(mind-body dualism)之爭。
  • 36. The Same Soul theory - Origin
    笛卡兒(René Descartes)
    笛卡兒: 自我=實體(substance),一個思想實體、精神實體,不依賴肉體而存在。
  • 37. The Time-Dependence Claim
  • 38. The Time-Dependence Claim
    「依賴時間的主張」(The Time-Dependence Claim):
    • Identity Problem同一性不確定性
    • 39. 非同一性問題 Non-Identity Problem
    話,以下的事實是真的:他本來永遠不會存在。(空洞性問題begging the question)
  • 40. The Time-Dependence Claim