When questioning most things without a clear

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When questioning most things without a clear definition; we must look to the evidence. What is the evidence that I am the same person I was yesterday? A common citing for this evidence is simply first-person memory, which means if you can remember (or at least seem to
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remember) doing a specific action, and if that specific action happened, it was, most likely you that did that action. However, there is more to a person than just their memory, which brings me to my next source of evidence which is physical continuity; meaning if a person looks very similar to you, there is reason to believe the person that did that specific action was you. Finally, what constitutes or defines what a population is? What constitutes how many people there are at any given time? Is the number of persons on the earth the same as the number of physical bodies on the earth at that given time? Could there be two people in the same body? It may be worth questioning, if we do not have a clear definition for any of this why does it matter? Personal identity is important to define for practical reasons. A person must be held accountable for their actions so therefore it is important to define exactly who you are physically. Personal identity also matters for you. You are, at the end of the day, the only one whose future well being you cannot ignore. This means you will have to deal with the consequences you put on to yourself. Now, with an overview of what exactly constitutes personal identity, it is important to revisit some of these topics. The article next goes on to discuss how we understand the persistence question. According to Olson, “the question is what is necessary and sufficient for a past or future being to be you.” The key difference when discussing persistence is two different types of identity.
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