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16. Persons / B. Nature of the Self / 1. Self and Consciousness

[possibility that only conscious beings could have a Self]

6 ideas
Our personal identity must depend on something we are aware of, namely consciousness [Locke]
My little finger is part of me if I am conscious of it [Locke]
Consciousness must involve a subject, and only bodies identify subjects [Ayer]
A self must at least be capable of consciousness [Searle]
Selfs are conscious, enduring, reasonable, active, free, and responsible [Searle]
The mind and the self are one, and the mind-self is a biological phenomenon [Polger]