You Are Identical To Your Life, For Better Or Worse.

By Robert Hanna

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THINKING FOR A LIVING: A PHILOSOPHER’S NOTEBOOK (SECOND SERIES, INSTALLMENT 7)

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PREVIOUS INSTALLMENTS IN THE SECOND SERIES

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The Omnibus Edition contains the nineteen installments of the First Series of THINKING FOR A LIVING, revised and collected into a single volume, as a downloadable .pdf for universal free sharing–

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THE FIRST SERIES

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35. You are identical to your life, for better or worse. In this set of notes, I want to talk about the metaphysics of specifically real persons — as opposed to merely logically or conceivably possible persons that are non-animals, disembodied, or even divine, on the one hand, and also as opposed, on the other hand, to

“Family Group,” by Celia Paul

NOTES

[i] This idea goes back to Hobbes. See, e.g., R. Hanna, “Persons and Personation in Hobbes’s Leviathan,” Southern Journal of Philosophy 21 (1983): 177–191.

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