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Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
How can I define myself? I'm basically a combination of cells created by DNA instructions who react to stimuli. Can I take credit for anything I do if everything I say, believe, and do is based on my genetic make-up...
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Question posted on August 1, 2013; 1 response
What defines a individual? What makes someone who they are?...
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Question posted on April 25, 2013; 1 response
Is my memory an important part of who I am or can I be ME without my memories? ...
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Question posted on March 7, 2013; 1 response
If a man/woman kills someone and gets in an accident then gets amnesia is the person still accountable for their past actions on the grounds that they're a "new person," because they have no traits of old self?...
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Question posted on December 6, 2012; 1 response
Look at what I just read in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: "2. You could not have been born of different parents. (Someone born of different parents wouldn't be you.) (...) Each of these claims appears to have a true reading." Do...
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Question posted on November 17, 2012; 1 response
I am writing a book dealing with Alzheimerís disease for young people. The protagonist, a boy in the 8th grade, is grappling with his grandmotherís progressing AD. I would be interested on your thoughts about identity/mind and...
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Question posted on May 10, 2012; 1 response
If a person has a multiple personality disorder, are they one individual, or several individuals?...
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Question posted on April 19, 2012; 1 response
Hi, I observed in lot of books and articles, the phrase "Who am I?". My question is why we need to know this answer and what is the starting step? with best regards, vikram...
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Question posted on March 31, 2012; 1 response
It's absurd to say "If I were him I would have behaved differently" right? I mean, if you were him you would BE him, all his atoms and neurons and flesh, etcetera, and you would have the same thoughts, desires,...
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Question posted on January 3, 2012; 2 responses
Philosophers debate persistence conditions for personal identity because everything about us seems to change, including our cells, our memories, and our bodies. But DNA doesn't change and it codes for specfic traits in every cell of the human body. It's...
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Question posted on November 3, 2011; 2 responses
My father replaced the lenses on his glasses. Then he replaced the frame when it later broke. Same type of lenses and same model of frame. He claims they're still the same pair of glasses. When I argue he's wrong...
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Question posted on October 20, 2011; 1 response
Hi A common response to the question of life after death is that it can't exist because of an identity problem- i.e. if I was reincarnated I would no longer have my memories and therefore not be me...However isn't this more...
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Question posted on September 1, 2011; 1 response
I am transitioning from male to female, along with physical changes I notice changes in my thinking and emotions. Am I the same person or am I becoming some one else? How do we know who we are and do...
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Question posted on August 17, 2011; 2 responses
I have recently been thinking about a comment that one of my philosophy professors made in college that has been causing me a great deal of distress. He said "If you have a problem that you don't want to deal...
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Question posted on July 29, 2011; 1 response
Let's say that I have a perfect duplicate who is psychologically continuous with me. If I get bad news from my doctor that my days are numbered, can I anticipate surviving my death? ...
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Question posted on July 15, 2011; 1 response
Recently I was watching the famous "Powers of Ten" video which starts with a couple at a picnic and moves out to the far edges of the universe, moving ten times further out each second. After this the camera goes...
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Question posted on June 25, 2011; 1 response
I have read an argument that states that if time is infinite, then we need not worry about death because one day our DNA will return exactly as it was in this life. That is; 1 million ar a...
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Question posted on June 5, 2011; 1 response
The book "Philosophy through Video Games" contains an interesting discussion about the nature of personal identity, in relation to the claims video game players make about "themselves" and what "they" did while "in" a game. I wanted to ask...
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Question posted on May 26, 2011; 1 response
Is it moral for me as a transexual to expect others to treat me as female? Is this a basic right of self-identification or am I inappropriately impinging my will on others?...
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Question posted on April 20, 2011; 1 response
Are we us,or our brain? If someone put our brain in a diffrent body will we be the same person? When we say 'me' we mean our brain? Because our brain is responsible for every single thought and move we...
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