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1.There are many different theories of personal identity that are concerned with thequestion of who we are and what compromises our identity. Separate from identitytheories are solutions to the mind/body problem, which tries to figure out how ourthoughts and minds are related to our physical body. After reading about each of thesetheories I have decided that I believe the memory theory of personal identity and theidentity theory solution to the mind/body problem. The memory theory says that weknow who someone is based on their memories. If someone can recall somethinghappening to them in the past, it means they are the same person now as they were then.For the mind/body problem, I chose physicalism, more specifically the identity theory.This theory proposes that the mind and brain are the same thing. If something happens toyour brain, it will affect your mind. In this way, mental states are the same as physicalbrain states, and specific changes to the brain change your mind. I think these two are themost plausible theories and complement each other.2.I believe the memory theory is the most plausible of all of the theories. It makes logicalsense that if we can remember something happening to us, then we are that person whothat event happened to. Like the illusion theory, it allows for slight changes in identitywhile also having one cohesive self, like the soul or body theory. As Nils Ch. Rauhut putsit, the memory theory can be considered “a psychological connection between differentlife stages,” (Rauhut 118). As humans, our experiences at different parts of our livesarguably define who we are, and the ability to remember those experiences happening tous proves that we actually experienced that specific event. In this way, the memories wehave make us who we are.The memory theory is also easily provable, for if we want tofind out someone’s identity we just ask them questions they would know. Memories are

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