Philosophy

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Philosophy 2) Because people are constantly changing, there must exist a difference in between a person. We are always making decisions in our life so in doing so, we become a different person each time. Whatever happens in your life, you are still the same person. As put, you are what you can remember. This is made clear when he mentions "For it is by the consciousness it has of its present thoughts and actions, that it is self to itself new, and so will be the same self, as far as the same consciousness can extend to actions past or to come…whatever substances contributed to their production". From this quote, you can tell that he is contradicting Aristotle in the belief that a person is different in substance. 3) Our conscious is certainly aware of our limbs. This has to be true, the fact that we control our limbs, they don't control themselves. It wouldn't make sense if a part of the body controls itself. For instance, every organ in our body relies on some other organ, muscle, or fluid for it to perform it's duty. Can you imagine your heart not needing any blood, that would be obsolete, or imagine your foot doing what it feels like whenever it feels like! Seems like it looses its purpose if our conscious is not the roll player in making sure our limbs are in tact. 4) He most certainly should have the right to sew the hand back on if in fact it was detached. As being a part of him, he is able to do whatever he feels like doing with it. Nobody should refuse his right on doing so. To us, a hand is like a thought; we are able to move it at in instant, without actually having to think about moving it. We are able to control its actions just as we can control a thought. It wouldn't make sense to think of a thought, a thought comes from a person thinking. So by this, we conclude that we have full rights to our limbs. 5) I don't think that this is possible even with the technological advancement we have today. It wouldn't make sense to be able to put a past action into a random person and have him think that he did in fact commit that action. There is more to a situation than just remembering it. At most, I think it is possible to imagine yourself doing it, but you can't actually "remember" it.

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