Personal Identity and Metaphysics
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This paper explores the problem of personal identity, which has been a concern of metaphysical philosophers for centuries. According to the paper, at the core of this problem is the question of identity and its existence over time. The paper takes a developmental approach to personal identity, looking at how it changes from childhood to adulthood. In particular, the paper considers adult self-awareness, which brings with it the question of the existence or maintenance of our individual identities across time.
From the Paper:"The problem of personal identity has been a concern of metaphysical philosophers for centuries. At the core of this problem is the question of identity and its existence over time. As adult, intellectually competent humans, we are aware that each of us have individually existed for a period of time sufficient for us to have achieved both competence and the capacity for self-reflection. However, this self-awareness brings with it the question of the existence or maintenance of our individual identities..."
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Personal Identity and Metaphysics (2007, December 01) Retrieved December 12, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/personal-identity-and-metaphysics-131800/
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