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This quantity brings jointly the important contributions of exceptional prior and modern philosophers to the real subject of non-public identification. The essays diversity from John Locke's vintage seventeenth-century try and examine own identification when it comes to reminiscence, to twentieth-century defenses and criticisms of the Lockean view via Anthony Quinton, H.P. Grice, Sydney Shoemaker, David Hume, Joseph Butler, Thomas Reid, and Bernard Williams.

New to the second one variation are Shoemaker's seminal essay "Persons and Their Pasts," choices from the real and formerly unpublished Clark-Collins correspondence, and a brand new paper through Perry discussing Williams.

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