John Locke on Personal Identity


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The Principle of Individuation asserts that

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1. According to John Locke, which of these makes up consciousness?

2. What philosophical argument asserts that a person is only the same person if he remembers being that person?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The philosopher John Locke developed certain ideas concerning individual identity that will be explored in the quiz and worksheet for this lesson. You can study information including the different theories and specific principles formulated by Locke himself.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Maintaining personal identity
  • Principle of Individuation
  • Elements of consciousness
  • Relationship between memory and identity

Skills Practiced

The lesson tools will assess your skills of:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of consciousness to explore the concept of identity
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related John Locke & Personal Identity lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the Principle of Individuation and Day Man/Night Man theories

Additional Learning

Review the lesson on John Locke & Personal Identity to be sure that you comprehend the important information on these ideas. This lesson will specifically help you with these objectives:

  • Identify the elements of consciousness
  • Recognize the concept of the Principle of Individuation
  • Understand the importance of memory on identity
  • Discover how a person consistently retains the same identity