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    Personal identity is essential in the human experience. Identity is complex and can be broken down into two main groups: introspective identity, and bodily identity. Introspective identity is based off of the groups, mentalities, or beliefs that you align yourself with, and bodily identity is based off of the physical side of yourself. Whether physical or introspective, your identity impacts every action you take. Whether choices ranging from what colors you prefer to which college you want to attend

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    Argument for Personal Identity This essay will discuss the idea that personal identity persists over time. It will start by briefly analysing some philosophical approaches to the problem, with views from René Descartes, G.W. Leibniz, Thomas Reid, Ludwig Wittgenstein, John Perry and Derek Parfit. Also in the discussion, the concept of psychological continuity will be presented, and also its reaches and limits. I will, then, introduce the concept of unity as a consequence of personal continuity, and

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    Monescalchi July 26, 2017 Paper #2: (Final Draft): Reality and Personal Identity Reality is an unstable state of consciousness that differs for every individual, as it is formed and based every individual’s experiences and societal influences. A person’s state of reality is formulated on the basis of his or her self-conception, that is, one’s tentative awareness of his or her unique abilities. The relationship between reality and personal identity is highlighted throughout Andrew Solomon’s “Son” and Leslie

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    Identity is what makes a person who they are. It is a complex relationship between a person’s personality and their appearance. Personality can be broken down by how that person acts or feels. This aspect of identity can be impacted by mental health and disabilities. The appearance of a person can also be broken down by how a person looks and how they dress. Physical appearance can be impacted by genetics and outside influences; accidents, diseases, sickness, etc. With the combination of the two

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    life, I lived in a small and extremely religious city in Utah called Provo. My parents first immigrated here in 1983 and have stayed here ever since to pursue financial opportunities. Growing up, I felt a lack of personal uniqueness. I found myself constantly latching on the group identity of others to better fit in. In my hometown, a solid 80% of the residents were religiously Mormon. Not only was I the only Chinese student within my entire neighborhood but I was also the only atheist as well. This

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    An individual’s identity is molded by various aspects. Family, culture, personal interests, and outlaying environment all of them are factors tending to shape the personality of individuals. Personally, I tend to question myself whom I am and always think of what it takes to be a person. Out of these thoughts, I do get some of my personal identities. The most salient identity I get is my religion. Religion is an idea with many different interpretations, especially amongst diverse societies, and

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    Personal identity is something that we originate from many sources in our lives. It can be obtained from life events, experiences, or persons who bring meaning or significance to our lives. Therefore, I believe that we acquire personal identity from not only our skills, occupation, but from all aspects of our everyday lives. However, I also believe that personal identity is obtained from the things that we care most such as family, friends, career, college degree, and social work. Family, friends

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    loving part I knew since I was maybe 2. I have many a self-concept, the set stable ideas a person has about who he or she is (Floyd 71), some are obvious and some are not so obvious. When people meet me, they see the identities that are skin deep, they see the parts of my identity that are more objective, they’re based on fact instead of someone’s opinion (Floyd 74). I have tan skin and wavy, frizzy hair so immediately people want to speak to me in Spanish. While dissecting myself I don’t immediately

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    In his 1971 paper “Personal Identity”, Derek Parfit posits that it is possible and indeed desirable to free important questions from presuppositions about personal identity without losing all that matters. In working out how to do so, Parfit comes to the conclusion that “the question about identity has no importance” (Parfit, 1971, p. 4.2:3). In this essay, I will attempt to show that Parfit’s thesis is a valid one, with positive implications for human behaviour. The first section of the essay will

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    If persons persist over time then by what criteria do we determine their identity at different times? This is the issue of personal identity over time which continues to plague philosophers. What is it that allows me to say I am the same person today as I was yesterday or I will be tomorrow? Am I actually the same person? There has been no general consensus on the answer to this question. However many have proposed solutions to this question. When it comes to this hard problem of why persons last

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