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Self-identity

The way you characterize yourself as an individual

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Internal features

Personal features

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External features

"Cold facts" features

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Essence

Something that can truly be referred to as "your self"

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3 Senses of Self-Identity

1. The way you characterize yourself as an individual.
2. How to identify an individual as the same individual over time?
3. What individuates us...what is it that distinguishes each of us from everyone else?

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Self-conscious

We are forced to "look at ourselves as others see us," and are very much aware of our identities.

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You can't be self-conscious unless you have some sense of _____.

Identity

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What is the connection between self-consciousness and self-identity?

Self-identity depends on consciousness. Our identity does not depend in any way on our body remaining the same.

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_________ sees self-consciousness as the key to self-identity.

John Locke

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_________, unlike Descartes, argues that this identity does not depend on our remaining the same thinking substance, that is, on our having the same soul.

John Locke

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Locke differs from Descartes in distinguishing between the soul (a substance) and consciousness. It is our consciousness that we call our ______.

"Self."

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John Locke says, "__________ makes personal identity."

Consciousness

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"_____ is that conscious thinking thing...which is sensible or conscious of pleasure and pain, capable of happiness or misery, and so is concerned for itself, as far as that consciousness extends." --John Locke

Self

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Aspects of Identity by John Locke (5 Aspects):

1. Consciousness makes personal Identity
2. Personal Identity in Change of Substance
3. The body, as well as the soul, goes to the making of a Man
4. Consciousness alone unites actions into the same Person
5. Self depends on Consciousness, not on Substance

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The main thesis of Locke's argument: Personal self-________ is based upon self-________.

Identity, Consciousness

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Locke: ________ is what constitutes a self-identity.

Memory

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The 2 Problems with Locke's Theory:

1. Much of what we experience, we later forget.
2. Our memories are not always accurate.