Ideas from 'The Concept of a Person' by A.J. Ayer [1963], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Concept of a Person etc' by Ayer,A.J. [Macmillan 1973,333-14878-9]].

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15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 4. Other Minds / b. Scepticism of other minds
Maybe induction could never prove the existence of something unobservable
16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 3. Undetectable Self
We identify experiences by their owners, so we can't define owners by their experiences
16. Persons / E. Self as Mind / 1. Self and Memory
Not all exerience can be remembered, as this would produce an infinite regress
16. Persons / E. Self as Mind / 4. Associated Self
Memory is the best proposal as what unites bundles of experiences
Personal identity can't just be relations of experiences, because the body is needed to identify them
16. Persons / F. Self as Body / 1. Role of the Body
People own conscious states because they are causally related to the identifying body
Consciousness must involve a subject, and only bodies identify subjects