[ExI] agency-based personal identity

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Tue Jun 26 15:49:15 UTC 2007

On Tue, 26 Jun 2007 02:41:52 -0400, Thomas Oliver

> I think Gordon challenged your chair with his "will as essence," but
> failed the audition when he abdicated intellect.  I don't see animal
> drives as the essence of human nature.

Funny that you say so.  To the contrary, it seems to me that Gordon
consistently asserts the primacy of intellect, while I try to show
that it's better modeled as a (particularly powerful) function of the

Further, it seems quite clear (to me) that Gordon didn't challenge me,
so much as use my statement(s) as a springboard to display his

- Jef

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