Personal Identity and Its Problems

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199754823
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199855889 | DOI:
Personal Identity and Its Problems

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This chapter sets the stage for Kant’s discussion of the ‘I-think’ by looking at Locke’s introduction of a nonsubstantial notion of ‘person’ and his famous theory of personal identity, Hume’s attack on the soundness of any concept of ‘soul’ or ‘person,’ and J. N. Tetens’s attempt to provide an empirical derivation for the concept of ‘person.’

Keywords: Hume; Locke; Tetens; personal identity

Chapter.  5932 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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