Consciousness, Personal Identity, and Immortality

Authored by: Amy Kind

The Routledge Handbook Of Consciousness

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138936218
eBook ISBN: 9781315676982
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Several different intersecting questions are in play in philosophical discussions of personal ­identity. One such question concerns the nature of persons: What makes someone a person? Another question concerns the nature of self-identification: What makes someone the particular person that she is? And yet a third question concerns the nature of a person’s existence through time: What makes a person the same person over time? 1

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