Hume on the Self

Metaphysica 13 (1):65-85 (2012)
In the Treatise Hume argues that a person is “nothing but a bundle of perceptions”. But what precisely is the meaning of this bundle thesis of a person? In my paper, an attempt is made to articulate two plausible interpretations of this controversial view and to identify and evaluate a number of problems for this thesis that is central to Hume’s account of the self.
Keywords self, mind, bundle theory, personal identity,  perceptions, identity thesis
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DOI 10.1007/s12133-012-0094-x
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