Tag: Locke

Chapter 23 – Why The Good Place Must treat Personal Identity as a Substance

In Chapter 23, we find Chidi and later Eleanor questioning which version is their best self.  The neighborhood has been rebooted 802 times.  Each time, people’s memories were erased.  Here is the problem.  Are they the same person in each version? John Locke defines a person has a thinking thing […]

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Chapter 4 – The Parable of the Sock, AKA, Philosophy for Dummies

At the beginning of chapter 4, we see Eleanor in class.  Chidi is discussing self-identity.  On the chalkboard, there is a list of works.  Two things stood out to me.  The first was a work by David Hume listed as A Treatise of the Self with a date of 1738.  […]

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