Personal Identity

  • What makes you who you are? What makes you the same person as a toddler as you are when you're an old person?
  • Theory that it is your physical body that makes you who you are. seems straightforward. Although the physical matter is constantly changing you are the same human/living organism throughout your life just at different stages of development
  • Problem: consider the brains of two people being switched.The person would go where the Brain goes. body X would wake up with brain Y - that person would consider themselves Y not X. 
  • This is the Brain theory. Problem: If there was a contraption like a brain recorder that you could put on someones head and it recorded their whole brain set up, all the nerves, neurons, everything. You then put that on another person's head…


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