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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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Geist und Willensfreiheit: klassische Theorien von der Antike bis zur Moderne

Edith Düsing, Klaus Düsing, Hans-Dieter Klein - Free will and determinism - 2006 - 216 pages
...find wherein personal identity consists we must consider what person stands for which, I think, is 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 on1y by that...
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What Are We?: A Study in Personal Ontology

Eric T. Olson - Philosophy - 2007 - 264 pages
...Suppose for the sake of argument that something is a person if and only if it is, as Locke put it, "a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places" (1975: 335). I take this to be a paradigmatic...
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Philosophical Inquiry: Classic and Contemporary Readings

Jonathan Eric Adler, Catherine Z. Elgin - Philosophy - 2007 - 896 pages
...find wherein personal identity consists, we must consider what person stands for; which, 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; which it does only by that consciousness, which...
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Locke: A Biography

Roger Woolhouse - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 528 pages
...consists in something analogous to a "continued life", namely a continued self-consciousness. 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". "As far as any intelligent being can repeat...
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Dream, Death, and the Self

J. J. Valberg - Philosophy - 2007 - 499 pages
...first-person content, as beliefs about myself, about my past, and my future.2 1 Thus Locke defines a 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; which it does only by that consciousness which...
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Primary Care Ethics

Deborah Bowman, John Spicer - Medical - 2007 - 208 pages
...the context of primary care. A demented patient may not, as Locke would have it, be considered to be 'a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing in different times and places'.12 If nothing else, these qualities reflect...
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Another Father, Another Son

Charles Gidley Wheeler - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 148 pages
...called, that I recognised myself, as John Locke puts it in An Essay Concerning Human Understanding 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'. I had become a person. 67 Brent Way was (and...
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Biotechnology and the Integrity of Life: Taking Public Fears Seriously

Michael Hauskeller - Medical - 2007 - 166 pages
...restricted sense of being good as persons where 'person' is understood in John Locke's sense of being 'a thinking intelligent Being, that has Reason and Reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking Thing in different Times and Places'.17 Or we can be good social agents who always...
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Parental Responsibility, Young Children and Healthcare Law

Jo Bridgeman - Law - 2007
...example, considered that to qualify for personhood, it is necessary to demonstrate the qualities of 'a thinking intelligent being, that has reason and reflection, and can consider itself as itself, the same thinking thing, in different times and places'.40 Similarly, Peter Singer identifies the characteristics...
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Raging with Compassion: Pastoral Responses to the Problem of Evil

John Swinton - Religion - 2007 - 264 pages
...Singer is his definition of personhood. He draws on the definition of a person proposed by John Locke, "a thinking intelligent being that has reason and reflection and can consider itself, the same thinking thing in different times and places."16 Singer does not address the question of why...
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