Personal identity, memory and the problem of circularity. Perry, J. In Personal Identity, pages 135–155. University of California Press, Berkeley, 1975.
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[first paragraph] When it is asked wherein personal identity consists, the answer should be ... that all attempts to define would but perplex it. "l When he said this, Butler was thinking of Locke's2 attempt to define personal identity in terms of memory; if his opinion about a future state, which motivated his interest in personal identity, proved correct, he has doubtless since had similar thoughts about more recent "memory theorists," such as H. P. Grice3 and Anthony Quinton.4 For in spite of such perceptive critics as Butler and Reid,5 the thought that personal identity is analyzable, and analyzable in terms of memory, has been periodically revived.
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abstract = {[first paragraph] When it is asked wherein personal identity consists, the answer should be ... that all attempts to define would but perplex it. "l When he said this, Butler was thinking of Locke's2 attempt to define personal identity in terms of memory; if his opinion about a future state, which motivated his interest in personal identity, proved correct, he has doubtless since had similar thoughts about more recent "memory theorists," such as H. P. Grice3 and Anthony Quinton.4 For in spite of such perceptive critics as Butler and Reid,5 the thought that personal identity is analyzable, and analyzable in terms of memory, has been periodically revived.},
address = {Berkeley},
author = {Perry, John},
booktitle = {Personal Identity},
editor = {Perry, John},
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pages = {135--155},
publisher = {University of California Press},
title = {{Personal identity, memory and the problem of circularity}},
year = {1975}
}
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