Imagine you've been out on the town and had a few glasses too many. You occasionally remember fragments of the evening, but your memory is mostly hazy. You may be called out on your behaviour — very embarrassing, and you’ll likely respond that you had had a few too many and that you weren’t being yourself. And that may be a more logical answer than you might think. Seventeenth century philosopher John Locke also considered this issue. He posited that your personal identity is linked to the memories and experiences that you carry with you. If you cannot remember that evening, were you still the same person as you are the next morning?
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Pauline Kleingeld, professor of Philosophy Ethics and its History wins the Spinoza Prize, which is the highest disctinction in Dutch academia.
In her younger years, Pauline Kleingeld was curious about the backgrounds of the many religious communities in her home town. Today, she is one of the world’s most renowned researchers on the philosophy of Kant. Her Spinoza Prize comes just at the...
UGP publishes first academic open access book. First English translation of Achenwall's Prolegomena iuris naturalis published open access. Editor: Pauline Kleingeld, translator: Corinna Vermeulen