Monday, March 5, 2012

The Personal Identity

I view personhood as a public and private self. My public self is defined by my genetic makeup and nothing more. My private self would be define by my memory. If I woke up today with no memory, then I would not be me. What defines me is my pyschological states, which in turn are defined by my memory. The problem is, that my memory is not constant.
Personal identity is always changing, there is never a time in which you are identical to yourself because you will never be yourself for more than a moment. 
 

 

6 comments:

  1. Stunning to think about. I'll never be this person again, but I'll always be me.

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  2. So true... thanks for sharing.

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  3. True, we are a constantly changing thing. Hey, get this interesting fact. When you look at the mirror, you actually look at the past you. It takes time for light particles to travel from your face to the mirror and back, right? ;)

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  4. Definitely an interesting perspective. It's also interesting to think of how everyone else views you, considering that there are many forms of you because everyone has a different perception of you.

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  5. Mind blowing. But this is truly who we are. Every single thing you forget, and what you remember makes you who you are.

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  6. Agreed!;) With constant change comes constant evolution though...
    Great Blog by the way! masteR1

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