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The Bounds of Agency:
An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics
Carol Rovane

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
Pt. ILessons from Locke
Introduction to Part I3
Ch. 1Preview of the Normative Analysis of Personal Identity13
1Locke's Analysis13
2Rational Points of View19
3The Explanatory Goal of the Normative Analysis26
4Meeting the Explanatory Goal29
5A Final Comparison with Locke32
Ch. 2On the Need for Revision35
1What the Lockean Thought Experiments Really Show40
2The Conflict Is Not Merely Apparent45
3Neither Side of the Conflict Is Incoherent49
4Seeking Positive Reasons to Embrace One Side of the Conflict59
Ch. 3A Revisionary Proposal65
1What Are Agency-Regarding Relations?74
2The Ethical Criterion Meets All Three Constraints99
Pt. IIPersonal Identity: The Body Practic
Introduction to Part II127
Ch. 4A Sufficient Condition for Personal Identity136
1The Case for Group Persons137
2Intra- and Interpersonal Relations142
3The Normative Analysis of Personal Identity: A First Full Statement160
Ch. 5The Sufficient Condition Is Also Necessary167
1A Rational Reconstruction of Multiple Personality Disorder169
2Justifying the Commitment to Overall Rational Unity179
3Some Remaining Metaphysical Issues183
Ch. 6The First Person209
1The Distinctive Features of the First Person211
2Self-Oriented Ethical Relations232
Postscript245
Bibliography251
Index255

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