The Interlacing of Persistence and Personality

  • Michael Quante
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 126)


If one dissolves the assumed uniform phenomenon of the identity of human persons over time into the persistence of the human organism and the biographical or narrative ‘identity’, a series of interrelated questions arises. For one thing, these concern the interrelation of observer and participant perspectives. Since a detailed discussion of these questions is not possible in the framework of this study, I must leave it as a brief outlook here.


Human Person Natural Entity Manifest Image Participant Perspective Observer Perspective 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Quante
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  1. 1.University of MünsterMünsterGermany

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