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Kant’s Thinker$
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Patricia Kitcher

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199754823

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.001.0001

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Personal Identity and Its Problems

Personal Identity and Its Problems

(p.27) 3 Personal Identity and Its Problems
Kant’s Thinker

Patricia Kitcher (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter sets the stage for Kant’s discussion of the ‘I-think’ by looking at Locke’s introduction of a nonsubstantial notion of ‘person’ and his famous theory of personal identity, Hume’s attack on the soundness of any concept of ‘soul’ or ‘person,’ and J. N. Tetens’s attempt to provide an empirical derivation for the concept of ‘person.’

Keywords:   Hume, Locke, Tetens, personal identity

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