Personal Identity And Social Identity Essay

1870 Words Nov 6th, 2015 null Page
In philosophy, the matter of personal is the related subjects of continuity, change, sameness, and time. Personal identity is the distinct personality of a man or woman, and concerns the entity particular to him or her. So the personal identity structure stays the same so a zombie is the same person as they were when they were human, because of individual characteristics that come from personality.

Personal identity is the unique identity of a person continuing throughout time. The being said the conditions for a person to be identical now and when they are a zombie is that they are the same no matter how much time has passed between these two events. One concept of personal identity over time is simply to have continuous bodily existence, but this is much harder to see in humans as our bodies are always changing, growing and aging, losing and gaining matter, and over the years will not consist of the same matter that they once did. Thus it is difficult to perceive personal identity with the continuous existence of our bodies. Though this approach has its supporters just the same as any other theory that define humans as biological organism and supports the proposition that a psychological relation is not necessary for personal identity. Derek Parfit presents a thought experiment designed to bring out intuitions about the corporeal identity. This experiment discusses cases in which a person is transported from Earth to Mars. Fundamentally the indecision to specify where…

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