Mens Sana Monographs
: 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 268--275

John locke on personal identity

Namita Nimbalkar 
 Ph.D., Head, Department of Philosophy; Director, Gandhian Studies Centre, Birla College, Kalyan, Maharashtra, India

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John Locke speaks of personal identity and survival of consciousness after death. A criterion of personal identity through time is given. Such a criterion specifies, insofar as that is possible, the necessary and sufficient conditions for the survival of persons. John Locke holds that personal identity is a matter of psychological continuity. He considered personal identity (or the self) to be founded on consciousness (viz. memory), and not on the substance of either the soul or the body.

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Nimbalkar N. John locke on personal identity.Mens Sana Monogr 2011;9:268-275

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