# Identity.

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Posted Mar 10, 2012 - 11:33 AM:
Subject: Identity.
I would like to read some philosophy about identity, but I don't really know where to start or to search.

All recommendations are welcome.
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Posted Mar 10, 2012 - 11:48 AM:

Unexpiritualized wrote:
I would like to read some philosophy about identity, but I don't really know where to start or to search.

All recommendations are welcome.

There's a book by John Perry called Personal Identity. You can get a used copy for about $8 off Amazon.com. It brings together the views of several philosophers. Wolfman Forum Veteran Usergroup: Moderators Joined: Mar 05, 2007 Location: Northern California Total Topics: 28 Total Posts: 627 #3 - Quote - Permalink 1 of 1 people found this post helpful Posted Mar 10, 2012 - 11:50 AM: I think "Of Identity" from Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man by Thomas Reid is a good start. See my signature Wolfman Forum Veteran Usergroup: Moderators Joined: Mar 05, 2007 Location: Northern California Total Topics: 28 Total Posts: 627 #4 - Quote - Permalink 1 of 1 people found this post helpful Posted Mar 10, 2012 - 11:52 AM: Kelvin wrote: There's a book by John Perry called Personal Identity. You can get a used copy for about$8 off Amazon.com. It brings together the views of several philosophers.

I read that one a couple of years ago. It's probably one of the most concise books you can find on personal identity. Good suggestion. Btw, the Perry book also includes Reid
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Posted Mar 10, 2012 - 2:39 PM:

William Connolly - Identity\Difference

One of my all time favorite books; in fact, the book that got me into philosophy:

"Here in a nutshell is the thesis of this study: to confess a particular identity is also to belong to difference..."
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Posted Mar 10, 2012 - 8:29 PM:

Okay thanks for all your input; I'll try to find one of those books in the... library.
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