Theories of Personal Identity
Choose any one of the theories on personal identity, from an author discussed in Unit 2 (Descartes, Locke, or Hume), that interests you. Specifically, choose a theory that you are convinced is wrong/false. In your own words, explain the reasoning that the author uses to defend the view (i.e., the author’s argument). Then, identify one specific premise in the argument and present an objection to that premise (i.e., convince your reader why s/he should reject that premise, and subsequently, the author’s theory). Address how the original author might respond to your objection, and how you would respond to their response. Logistics Your paper should do all of the following. i) Papers should be 1000-1500 words in length (approximately 3-5 double-spaced pages). ii) Provide textual support for your arguments by quoting or paraphrasing at least 3 times from the relevant course readings. iii) Cite all quotations/paraphrases used by naming the author of the work, the title and the chapter/section that you are citing from.