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Coburn (Analysis,) of an argument which I used in ‘Personal identity and individuation’ to try to show that bodily continuity was a necessary condition of personal identity, and more particularly that similarity of memory claims and personal characteristics could not be a sufficient condition of it.

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In his new book on personal identity, Geoffrey Madell addresses the question, "What is it for states of consciousness, whether they occur at the same time or whether they occur over time, to be the conscious states of a single self?"(7, italics in original).

The answer he defends is that there are "no logically constitutive criteria of the identity of the self" (ix). (For more detail, see Reid’s ‘Of Mr. Locke’s Account of Our Personal Identity’ reprinted in Personal Identity, ed.

John Perry, ) The character view of personal identity is closely related to and often lumped with the memory view. On the character continuity theory, a person is identified as the totality of his or her character states. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages: illustrations ; 21 cm: Contents: The problem of personal identity / John Perry --Of identity and diversity / John Locke --The soul / Anthony Quinton --Personal identity / H.P.

Grice --Of personal identity / Joseph Butler --Of identity / Thomas Reid --Of Mr. Locke's account of our personal identity /. Reasons and Persons is a book by the philosopher Derek Parfit, in which the author discusses ethics, rationality and personal identity.

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