A History of Ideas: John Locke on Personal Identity

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A History of Ideas: John Locke on Personal Identity

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Gillian Anderson on John Locke on Personal Identity

 Ray Laurence

What makes you… well, YOU? Is it your body? Is it your mind? In an animation that takes us from cannibalism to resurrection, we discover the philosopher John Locke’s view. For Locke, it was all about mind and memory. But is he really right that if you can’t remember your own action, then you are literally a different person? Identity crisis? What identity crisis?

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