© 2002

Personal and Moral Identity

  • Albert W. Musschenga
  • Wouter van Haaften
  • Ben Spiecker
  • Marc Slors

Part of the Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy book series (LOET, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. Introduction

    1. Albert W. Musschenga
      Pages 3-22
  3. Sameness and Unity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Marya Schechtman
      Pages 25-49
    3. Ton van den Beld
      Pages 51-76
    4. Jan Bransen
      Pages 77-96
  4. Personal and Moral Identity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. David Carr
      Pages 99-121
    3. Howard Kamler
      Pages 123-146
    4. Jan Steutel, Ben Spiecker
      Pages 147-167
    5. Albert W. Musschenga
      Pages 169-201
    6. Ger Snik, Wouter van Haafien, Johan de Jong
      Pages 203-228
  5. Post-Modern and Constructivist Views

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Thomas Wren
      Pages 231-258
    3. Paul Standish
      Pages 259-282
    4. Harry Kunneman
      Pages 283-305
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-327

About this book


The subject of personal and moral identity is at the centre of interest, not only of academic research within disciplines such as philosophy and psychology, but also of everyday thinking. This is why the Neth­ erlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy and the Institute for Ethics of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam took the initiative to bring together scholars from various disciplines, interested in the subject. The expert-seminar on 'Personal and Moral Identity' took place from 12-14 January 1999. Financial contributions from the Vrije Universiteit, the Dutch Scientific Organisation (NWO) and the Royal Dutch Academy for the Sciences (KNA W) made the event possible. The chapters in this book either go back to papers presented at the seminar or were written afterwards by participants, inspired by the discussions that took place during the seminar. We are very grateful to Dr. Hendrik Hutter for his assistance in editing the texts and making the manuscript camera-ready. December 2001, The Editors. 1 Introduction Albert W. Musschenga Although scholars studying the identity of persons usually address diverging issues and have different research agendas, there is a grow­ ing awareness that one may benefit from insights and results present in other disciplines dealing with that subject. This explains the enthu­ siastic responses to the invitation of the Netherlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy and the Institute for Ethics of the Vrije Universiteit to participate in a seminar on 'Personal and Moral Identity'.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Albert W. Musschenga
    • 1
  • Wouter van Haaften
    • 2
  • Ben Spiecker
    • 1
  • Marc Slors
    • 2
  1. 1.Vrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of NijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Personal and Moral Identity
  • Editors A.W. Musschenga
    A.W. van Haaften
    B. Spiecker
    M.V. Slors
  • Series Title Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-0764-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6080-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-015-9954-2
  • Series ISSN 1387-6678
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 327
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ontology
    Philosophy of Mind
    Cross Cultural Psychology
    Religious Studies, general
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