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Single Idea 1396

[catalogued under 16. Persons / D. Continuity of the Self / 2. Mental Continuity / c. Inadequacy of mental continuity]

Full Idea

We can have no conception of the particularity of conscious states prior to, and independently of, a conception of a particularity of persons.

Gist of Idea

We identify persons before identifying conscious states


Peter Carruthers (Introducing Persons [1986], 2.iii (C))

Book Reference

Carruthers,Peter: 'Introducing Persons' [Routledge 1992], p.58

A Reaction

agrees with Butler