Who am I? A philosophical inquiry - Amy Adkins
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Are you now wondering, “What is personal identity?” What makes you, YOU? That certainly is a question worth pondering! What if a person has an organ transplant? What if you uploaded your brain to a computer? Would you still be you? Would the computer be you? Read this article and get more to think about! Work your way through this series of notes on The Puzzle of Persisting Personal Identity and maybe you will come to a better understanding!
John Locke also addresses personal identity. Watch this video and get some insight into his ideas too! Follow it up with Part Two and Part Three: Philosophy: John Locke on Personal Identity.
TED Ed also addresses some questions about how you know you actually exist and who “you” really are. Watch the lesson: How do you know you’re real? Find paradox’s thought provoking? Then watch: What is Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox and The Infinite Hotel Paradox.
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