Personal Identity According To Locke

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Dexter C

 

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April 30, 2013

 

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Locke used the example of Caster and Pollux who share the same soul to proof that soul can't be used to determine personal identity. Then he states that also the body can't be used to account for personal identity claiming a person will remain the same person even if his body changes. As a result, he concluded that personal identity is determined by ones consciousness and defined personal identity as unity of self consciousness tied together with memory...
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As a result, he concluded that personal identity is determined by ones consciousness and defined personal identity as unity of self consciousness tied together with memory. Locke believes that consciousness of the present as well as past through memory enables a person to distinguish himself from others...
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