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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
3,702 words

Personal identity is a standard topic in philosophical debates worldwide. The way in which it is discussed today originated, however,

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
709 words
The way philosophers refer to facts about persons which are expressed in identity judgements such as ‘The person over there now is identical to the person who was there yesterday’, the ... More
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Godfrey N. A. Vesey

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
Length:
1,868 words
In ordinary everyday affairs we are sometimes concerned with questions of personal identity. The police, for example, may want to know whether the man they have detained is the man who ... More

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