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Unformatted text preview: Diversity: different, though possibly closely connected So which should we attribute to the self? Let’s look at material identity as a model. 1. We take a mass and change it a little. 2. Doing so has destroyed its identity. 3. But the transition for us is so smooth that we rarely even notice. If we replace parts of a boat, does the boat have the same identity? What if we rebuilt a church, or a tree that grows. What about memory, can that save us? 1. Can you remember what you were thinking this time last year? 2. What about the liar who begins to believe her/his lies? 3. What about someone with amnesia? What about our bodies, can they help? 1. You have to sleep sometime. 2. DNA, right? But is your clone you?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course PHIL 1204 taught by Professor Jcpitt during the Fall '07 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '07