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HULK & BRUCE BANNER Criteria for personal identity across time: Candidate 1: Bodily identity Banner not the Hulk -Radically different bodies (Hulk’s body has props not shared by Banner’s, i.e. number of atoms) But bodily identity isn’t personal identity All of our bodies change over time, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not the same person as Toño 2006 Old Brando and young Brando are the same person, even though the former’s body has many more atoms So the bodily difference isn’t enough to show that Banner isn’t the same person as the Hulk Candidate 1.5: Some bodily continuity required Theseus case makes problems. -If a patient receives most of my organs, he doesn’t become me , even though his body is more physically continuous with mine than with his old body Kinghorn concludes that this shows that personal identity has nothing to do with the continuity of physical particles over time. -Is this right? The patient still has some continuity with his old body, after all.
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