Personal Identity and Its Properties

Philosophy and Public Issues - Filosofia E Questioni Pubbliche 10 (2):193-233 (2021)
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In this paper, I offer a conceptual framework for understanding and evaluating personal identity claims. I analyze ontological and political properties of personal identity separately, arguing that their conceptual (if not practical) separation is necessary for a proper evaluation of different identity claims. I use probability theory to bypass some of the logical difficulties in conceptualizing personal identity and discuss a case of transitional identification. Finally, I outline the guidelines for a justified liberal policy of recognition.



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Eldar Sarajlic
Borough of Manhattan Community College (CUNY)

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