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 / D. Self and Body / 5. Role of the Body
Consciousness must involve a subject, and only bodies identify subjects
People own conscious states because they are causally related to the identifying body
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