Wednesday, November 13, 2013

[PHI 1000] The Case of Clive Wearing

Clive Wearing suffers from chronic anterograde and retrograde amnesia. That means that he cannot form new memories and he cannot access memories formed prior to the onset of his amnesia.

Is Clive Wearing now identical to Clive Wearing from 10 minutes ago? If not, does that show that personal identity does not consist in continuity of memory? If Clive Wearing now and Clive Wearing from 10 minutes ago are identical, what makes them identical?

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