Towards a Phenomenological Account of Personal Identity

  • Hanne Jacobs*Email author
Part of the Phaenomenologica book series (PHAE, volume 200)


Most contemporary philosophical discussions of personal identity still refer to or even engage with John Locke’s account of personal identity in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. For Locke, the question of personal identity is essentially a question of what it means to experience oneself as a person and, more precisely, to experience oneself as the same person at different times.


Personal Identity Conscious Experience Conscious Awareness Past Action Phenomenological Account 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentLoyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA

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