Philosophy Study Guide

Philosophy Study Guide - The Big Issue: The First...

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The Big Issue: The First Formulation Is survival possible? Possible: Is survival after death something we can conceive or imagine given fact about death? Death: Death is, or involves, the destruction of the body Survival: Survival requires personal identity Personal Identity What makes a person at one time identical with a person at a different? The Big Issue: Second Formulation Can we conceive of the person I am now being identical with some person who exists after the destruction of my body? Survival Requires Identity - I survive the destruction of my body only if after the destruction of my body there exists a person whose experiences I can anticipate as my own experiences - I can anticipate the experiences of another person as my own experiences only if I am identical with that person - Exact similarity is not sufficient for identity. If I survive my death, there is one person who is both me now and who exists after the destruction of my body. What is a person? A person is a body A person is a soul or mind First View of Personal Identity
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor Jeremy during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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