An Epistemic Component to Personal Identity: the Case of Religious Conversion

Evnine, Simon (2002) An Epistemic Component to Personal Identity: the Case of Religious Conversion. In: UNSPECIFIED Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, pp. 51-53.

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Under what conditions is a person a at time t the
same person as a person b at a later time t"? This is the
problem of personal identity over time. In this paper, I wish
to argue that there is a necessary (though not sufficient)
epistemic condition for identity. I will explain this condition
and offer some support for it. I will then discuss a case -
religious conversion - where it is arguable both that the
necessary condition fails to obtain and that there is a
failure of identity. If the case displays a fruitful co-incidence
between these two failures, that will be some evidence in
favor of my necessary condition.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personal Identity; Reflection; necessary condition; Religious Conversion; Van Fraassen, B.
Subjects: Philosophie > Philosophische Disziplinen > Epistemologie, Wissenschaftstheorie, Naturphilosophie
Philosophie > Philosophische Journale, Kongresse, Vereinigungen > Wittgenstein Symposium Kirchberg, Pre-Proceedings > Kirchberg 2002
Depositing User: Wolfgang Heuer
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2020 14:14
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2020 14:14

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