The Theory Of Ego Theory

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Parfit in his section presents to us the bundle theory. Which is essentially the idea that it’s impossible to explain unity of consciousness and life in general by referring to a single person, it’s instead various mental states, events, and feelings that ultimately comprise life. Ego theory is that what unifies consciousness is having simultaneous experience and sensation that is being had by you at a single time, this unity is explained by the rationale that all of these experiences over the course of someone’s life are being had by that single person and thus creates unified consciousness. When it comes to plausibility of each of the theories, bundle theory is more empirical in nature than ego theory considering that bundle theory is based upon experience rather than the idea of an essence like a soul. Aside from this, there is much more concrete evidence to support the bundle theory also, such as in the case of the split brain cases, Parfit argues that if Ego theory were true in the split brain cases then he explains that from the Ego theorists perspective they would believe in two separate ego’s within the one persons conscious. This makes the argument for ego theory much less plausible than bundle theory from expressing two different entities within the one mind.
Furthermore, Armstrong believes that materialism is the best way to account for the mind because of the idea of dualism or the separation of the mind and body this gives the person a privileged access in
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