Personal Identity (Stanford, 2002)
Olson (Eric)
Source: Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, 2002
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  1. I will first survey the main philosophical questions that go under the heading of personal identity. Most of the entry will then focus on the question of personal identity over time: what it means and the main proposed answers.
  2. I will try to show how these answers relate to some of the other questions about personal identity, and to more general questions in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind.

Sections
  1. The Problems of Personal Identity
  2. Understanding the Persistence Question
  3. Accounts of Our Identity Through Time
  4. The Psychological Approach
  5. Fission
  6. The Problem of the Thinking Animal1
  7. The Somatic Approach
  8. Wider Issues

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