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John Perry



John Perry, PhD, is a professor of philosophy, author, and cohost of the radio program Philosophy Talk. His work centers on philosophical approaches to understanding identity and using language to express identity.

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The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing

At last: Self-help for procrastinators. (The secret: acceptance!) Filled with charm, tongue-in-cheek wit, and the insights of a lifelong introspective dawdler, The Art of Procrastination is a philosophical self-help program for every reader who suffers the pangs of being a procrastinator.

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John Perry Talks to Leonard Lopate About Procrastination

Put off the essay, forget your laundry, and stop puttering around your apartment for no reason. Come to the Strand, and hear Professor John Perry talk about his book, The Art of Procrastination, a smart, offbeat look at how putting things off can mean getting things done.

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Personal Identity

This volume brings together the vital contributions of distinguished past and contemporary philosophers to the important topic of personal identity.

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Identity with John Perry - Conversations with History

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Professor John Perry who discusses the evolution of his thinking on the problem of identity. Topics covered also include: how a philosopher thinks, philosophical thinking and public discourse, and what philosophy and humor have in common.

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A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality

Perry’s excellent dialogue makes a complicated topic stimulating and accessible without any sacrifice of scholarly accuracy or thoroughness. Professionals will appreciate the work’s command of the issues and depth of argument, while students will find that it excites interest and imagination.

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Dialogue on Good, Evil, and the Existence of God

John Perry—author of the acclaimed Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality—revisits Gretchen Weirob in this lively and absorbing dialogue on good, evil, and the existence of God.

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Dialogue on Consciousness: Minds, Brains, and Zombies

John Perry revisits the cast of characters of his classic A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality in this absorbing dialogue on consciousness. Cartesian dualism, property dualism, materialism, the problem of other minds . . .

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Thinking and Talking About the Self with John Perry

John Perry investigates two quite different ways of thinking of ourselves; one, that we express with the first person, that is a special way of considering ourselves; the other, for which we use our name, that allows us to think of ourselves more or less as others do.

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