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Personal Identity and Bodily Continuity
An examination of what constitutes personal identity and the relationship between identity and bodily continuity.
# 115363 | 2,077 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 17, 2009 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper discusses whether bodily continuity is necessary for personal identity. It defines the meaning of identity, as well as the way that the term 'personal identity" is understood. In determining what constitutes identity, the paper also examines to what extent a person can undergo change and still retain his or her identity and if someone's mind is suddenly and radically changed, whether the original person simply disappears, to be replaced by someone else.

Table of Contents:
Introduction and Overview
The Body-Mind Dilemma Identity
Bernard Williams and Derek Parfit

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Williams Bernard (1973) Problems of the Self: Philosophical Papers 1956-1972. Cambridge University Press

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