Human Continuity Of Personal Identity

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The first prominent argument I will discuss is one that ascribes human continuity from personal identity a bodily nature. Essentially this means a person can discern one’s self as identical to one’s past self through continuity of the physical body one possesses. In other words, a person (P) at a specific time (t) is identical to a person (P2) existing at another time (t2) if and only if P’s body at t is physically continuous with the body of P2 at t2. From this we can gather that I may identify myself as the same self 15 years ago simply because the body I have now has been physically continued from the body I had 15 years ago (t2). This notion seems intuitive enough as I can readily distinguish that wherever I go my body will be there with

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