This blog is mostly a place to preview work on my book about the philosophy and psychology of personal identity. This subject has been well-covered, but I will focus on a trend that has been more-ignored, which might be called decoherence and plurality of identity. It involves discussions of things like:
- What creates and holds a personality together.
- Nature of the conscious self that underlies personal identity.
- How society and the self interact, what conditions may fragment personalities.
- How plurality of identity correlates with states of consciousness and alternative realities.
- A theory of why we can have multiple identities.
- How far current conditions might stretch fragmentation.
- How even more advanced technologies might totally transform identity and our fundamental being.
I invite you to join me in exploring this topic, which is after all about all of us: Me, and You, and the other you, and all those other you’s. To follow along, refer to this page with a table of contents for this nascent book With No Name.
— Ted D. Wade
Now: Writing about the psychology and philosphy of personal identity.
Before: PhD in Psychobiology. Worked on: medical informatics/ search engines/ temporal reasoning/ AI knowledge induction/ fitness and sleep monitoring/ primate sociobiology/ teaching psychology.