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" I think, is a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places... "
The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J. Ferguson - Page 49
by British essayists - 1819
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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion

William Wainwright - Philosophy - 2004 - 560 pages
...about the identity of persons. Hardly anyone will demur from Locke's characterization of a person as "a thinking intelligent Being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider it self as it self, the same thinking thing in different times and places" (1700/1975, 335). Locke's...
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Reforming the Doctrine of God

F. LeRon Shults - Religion - 2005 - 326 pages
...apostles. In John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1689), the term "person" stands for "a thinking Intelligent Being, that has reason and reflection and can consider it self as it self, the same thinking thing in different times and places; which it does only by that...
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Les stoïciens

Gilbert Romeyer-Dherbey, Jean-Baptiste Gourinat - Philosophy - 2005 - 622 pages
...à bien en particulier par Locke et par Hume. 1 6. Le concept de personne qui est celui de Locke (« A thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itselfas itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places ; which it does only by that...
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Self: Ancient and Modern Insights about Individuality, Life, and Death

Richard Sorabji - Philosophy - 2006 - 416 pages
...doing, but he does, like Parfit, stress the links. In 2.27.9 °f his Essay, he tells us that a person is a thinking intelligent being that has reason and reflection and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing in different times and places. This presumably covers future as well as past,...
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The Reality of Social Groups

Paul Sheehy - Philosophy - 2006 - 229 pages
...an answer to the traditional question of the ontological status of persons. Locke regards person as 'a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing in different times and places'.2' Whatever is to count as a person will satisfy...
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God's Life in Trinity

Miroslav Volf, Michael Welker - Religion - 2006 - 262 pages
...Essay Concerning Human Understanding, concentrated on defining person in terms of the self. A person is "a thinking intelligent Being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places; which it does only by that Consciousness which...
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Extreme Prematurity: Practices, Bioethics and the Law

Geoffrey Miller - Medical - 2006
...to life. The definition of a person comes from Locke in the 19th century, who wrote that a person is "a thinking intelligent being that has reason and reflection and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places."(214) This person, human or otherwise, has...
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The Cambridge Companion to Kant and Modern Philosophy

Paul Guyer, Jonathan Nelson Professor of Humanities and Philosoph Paul Guyer - History - 2006 - 722 pages
...Locke began his celebrated account of personal identity with an account of what "person" stands for: a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places; which it does only by that consciousness which...
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Die "jüdische Frage" in der sozialistischen Frauenbewegung 1890-1914

Stephanie Braukmann - Antisemitismus - 2007 - 314 pages
...Innerlichkeit aus. Das heißt, eine Person ist in der modernisierten Version der scholastischen Bestimmung »a thinking intelligent being that has reason and reflection and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing in different times and places; which it does only by that consciousness which...
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Information Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines

Mark Poster - Computers - 2006 - 303 pages
...So Locke contends that identity must include the recognition of sameness. He writes that a person is "a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places; which it does only by that consciousness which...
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