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PHIL 1200 Lecture 40: Lecture 40

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PHIL 1200
David R.Hampton

o982 These wholes consist of parts, time-slices of a person’s life, the way that a river is a whole that consists of different bends through an area The parts might not look alike just as the parts of the river might not look alike Yet they are all parts of the same whole and are all connected in some appropriate pattern This whole is the person (rather than the soul, the body, or anything else) Weirob replies by asking Miller about features that connect the various time-parts of a person’s identity Apparently in contrast with cases like rivers, answering this question is difficult The most evident candidate is some sort of feeling of awareness that connects my previous person-stages with my current one, some sort of stream of consciousness In this stream, memory plays the central role Miller adopts this thought and tries to apply it to the case of after-death existence It is conceivable that someone who remembers having been me existing a long time fro
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