publication . Thesis . 2013

John Locke on persons and personal identity

Boeker, Ruth;
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  • Published: 05 Jun 2013
  • Publisher: University of St Andrews
  • Country: United States
Abstract
John Locke claims both that ‘person’ is a forensic term and that personal identity consists in sameness of consciousness. The aim of my dissertation is to explain and critically assess how Locke links his moral and legal account of personhood to his account of personal identity in terms of sameness of consciousness. My interpretation of Locke’s account of persons and personal identity is embedded in Locke’s sortal-dependent account of identity. Locke’s sortal-dependent account of identity provides an important theoretical framework for my interpretation: It makes clear that Locke’s account of personhood is to be considered separately from his account of personal...
Subjects
free text keywords: John Locke, Personal identity, Person, Consciousness, Responsibility, B1298.I3B7, Locke, John, 1632-1704, Personalism, Identity (Psychology), Identity (Philosophical concept)
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