1. According to Locke, is Leonard (the protagonist of the film) the same person throughout the story? Why/why not? And is Leonard, at the end of the story, responsible for his earlier actions? Why/why not? Assign reading: 1) Locke Essay concerning human understanding; book I chapters I and II, book II chapter I, II and X 2) Locke Essay continued; book II chapter XXVII Issue of personal identity: 1) What is the metaphysical condition that underpins the persistence of an individual person over time? 2) What features of you make you the same person today yesterday? 3) What is it that allows me or justifies me to be the same individual over time? Locke concerns with these questions. His answer of regarding of what metaphysically underpins the persistence of the person and when we are morally suppose to hold our countable as the same person do come apart. As long as the basic object retains all of the same basic physical parts then it remains the same object. As soon as you removed one of those physical parts it is no longer the same object. What underpins a plant physical integrity (what keeps it all together), while it is exchanging matter with environment? Its structure. The specific functional organization underpins its persistence as the same individual throughout its existence. Therefore Locke is explaining that you identify the organisms as the same individual by identifying the life of its organisms. The fact that you may have the same life you did 10 years ago doesnt make you the same person. The fact that you are the same organism doesnt make you the same person. There might be continuity between the past versions of you and the current self but that doesnt necessary means you are the same person. So what makes you the same person as before? Seems like its memory but it is not memory. You might think that you are the same person as long as you can remember what happened in your life in the certain point in the past but Locke denies that. Could you remember the things that happened to someone else? What Awaits you: On-time delivery guarantee Masters and PhD-level writers Automatic plagiarism check 100% Privacy and Confidentiality High Quality custom-written papers
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