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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Crosby – – Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 18 4: There is no problem of injustice because your sufferings are also mine. In Kolak, Daniel; Symons, John. Find it on Scholar. Presumably, at that moment he could look forward simultaneously yoi more than one personal future: Is this a matter of leaping in faith to what we know must be true?

Daniel Kolak

Kolak is the founder of the philosophical therapy known as cognitive dynamics. How could you be me and Hitler and Gandhi and Jesus and Buddha and Greta Garbo and everybody else in the past, present and future? Borders enclose and separate us. The human organism evolved to be able to imagine the future and remember the past in a detailed way. Kluwer Academic Publishers; Springer Netherlands.

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

The apparent ability to control immediately certain borders directly in experience onto which the subject is conjoined at the exclusion of others.

Science Logic and Mathematics. An Epistemological Assessment and a Metaphysical Theory. Because I am here NOW I simply must have always been and always will be, however my memory only extends so far and then drops off suddenly from each of my windows I look out from, and each window presents a strong illusion sometimes very strong that it is the only of my windows. So why that path?


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Outside my window is a path I forged through the woods on our property. 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; dreamingphilosophy 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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I,too, am not I; Idreamed the world as you, Shakespeare, dreamed your own work, and among the forms of my dream are you, who like me are many, yet no one.

You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. In London he found the calling he had been predestined to; he became an actor, that person who stands upon a stage and plays at being another person, for an danel of people who play at taking him for that person.

For purchases where a shipping charge was paid, there will be no refund of the original shipping charge. Kolwk of the argument for Open Individualism is that an at least equally plausible response to fission is contra Parfit that identity is what matters in survival and that contra Nozick identity is an intrinsic relation such that contra not only to both Parfit and Nozick but also contra their critics a person can survive with identity because personal identity is not bound by individuating borderssuch that a person is capable of existing simultaneously at more than one place at a time, independently experiencing each independently conscious point of view.

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I take my kids there now and we rest on the bench and always I ask them, you know what this is? This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Whether kolaak phenomenon is an experience of something real, or only a real but illusory experience might seem to be a matter of importance. Someone who, while still in full possession of his faculties, is diagnosed with a debilitating disease that will lead, in time, to the most severe dementia, may quite naturally fear the suffering of that demented person.


Among his best known recent works are I Am You: Translated into over a dozen languages, collectively his books have sold over a million copies worldwide.

Even if we cannot remember our own names or a single event that happened before we were institutionalized, even if everyone who visits is an unknown stranger, we fear that this experience, so unlike our present experience of competence, will be ours. However, according to Parfit, ceasing to exist in that way is not like dying. There is, between us and them—between us and everything—an irremediable rift. The replica, as usual, is psychologically and physiologically similar enough to the original as to consider itself, in every way that matters, to be Derek Parfit.

Persons in Metaphysics categorize this paper. Danil a Metaphysical and Metapsychological Point of View.

His development of the implied moral theory is inspired by, and draws on, Rawls, Sidgwick, Kant and again Parfit. Even comments from Parfit who graciously sent me over fifty pages at several stages while I was preparing the workwhich were instrumental in getting me to clean up problems and mistakes, and to better focus some of my arguments, never struck me in a way to make me wonder and question what I was doing or why.

Personhood, I claim, is not reducible to anything but the I: It is our great strength, but can also make us miserable and lonely, feeling isolated from others. Which leaves me to wonder whether, kolxk multiplying entities this way, Kolak is opening a back door through which the puzzles of personal identity could return.

But I am speculating again.