Personal identity intuitions

Most philosophers start with the big theories: psychological continuity, embodied persistence, “no further fact” anticriterialism. Yet in a vaguely Parfitian way, I’ve been wondering whether our identity intuitions can or should be forced to line up under a particular theory. So let’s look at some of the intuition pumps and see if they ought, in… Continue reading Personal identity intuitions

Alexander Hamilton Musical!

Lin-Manuel Miranda has a rap concept album in the works on Alexander Hamilton. I’m a big Hamilton fan (doesn’t everybody have a favorite founding father?) and so this gives me great joy, as does this video of him debuting the first song at the White House: Who was Alexander Hamilton? Bastard, immigrant, Federalist, Secretary of the Treasury,speechwriter, philanderer, industrialist, duelist. Or as… Continue reading Alexander Hamilton Musical!