Argumentative Essay : Personal Identity

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Argumentative Essay

Personal identity is something that most people feel they understand, but struggle to say out in the open in a way that would make sense to others because of how there’s just so many ways you could define it. It sounds like something that would be easy, most everybody has their own personal identity after all, yet it’s not always that simple. Given that there are so many theories on it and the fact that everyone has their own opinions on such topics, agreeing on one particular theory for everyone to adopt is nigh impossible, but if you truly think about it, a theory that involves the brain and all the functions of it is one that makes the most sense. Easy ways to think about these hypotheticals is to imagine a thought experiment. With this case, it’s very hypothetical as zombies aren’t real, so with thought experiments, you have to think about not only what pertains to your theories but also what could counteract them. You have to consider most if not every possibility in a hypothetical to get the big picture and to truly understand what it is you’re talking about. There are so many different varieties of zombies, it’s hard to keep track of them sometimes. For simplicity’s sake, let’s go with the idea of a zombie being a being that at one point was a person who died. After a certain amount of time, even though they’ve been dead, they manage to come back to life, or more accurately, have been reanimated by a specific means. Not something that’s born…

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