"Personhood and Personal Identity" Self-Quiz

Marya Schechtman

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. What are the two main views theorists have developed in answering the question of personal identity?

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. What is a reductionist account of personal identity?

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. What problem is the notion of a quasi-memory¬Ě supposed to solve?

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. Edward Caseys memory of seeing Small Changes suggests what about memories?

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. Schechtman takes her circularity argument to apply to what sorts of mental states?

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. Derek Parfit advocates a bodily continuity view of personal identity.

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. Schechtman holds that quasi-memories solve the circularity problem the psychological-continuity view faces.

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. Schechtman thinks that the only worthwhile philosophical account of personal identity is one that offers a non-circular reduction of the concept to more basic notions.

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