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Fugues, Hypnosis, and Multiple Personality

Kathleen V. Wilkes

in Real People

Published in print November 1993 | ISBN: 9780198240808
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680281 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240808.003.0004

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Fugues, Hypnosis, and Multiple Personality

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This chapter starts the examination of human consciousness, and the degree of unity and continuity of consciousness one may find. It looks at the breakdowns in both unity and continuity suffered by those with fugue states and those found in hypnotised individuals and cases of multiple personality. It argues that the puzzle regarding the concept of a person cannot cope with full-blown cases.

Keywords: hypnosis; multiple personality; fugue states; continuity; mental breakdown; Locke

Chapter.  13460 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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