Definition of Personal identity
1. Noun. The distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity. "You can lose your identity when you join the army"
Generic synonyms: Personality
Specialized synonyms: Gender Identity, Identification, Personhood
Derivative terms: Identify
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Literary usage of Personal identity
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1849)
"What does my idea of personal identity do I For something of that kind the ... But since this proposition here, ' My idea of a personal identity makes the ..."
2. An essay concerning human understanding by John Locke (1823)
"substance being united to the same principle of consciousness, makes the same body,' is brought to prove my idea of personal identity inconsistent with the ..."
3. A Treatise of Human Nature by David Hume (1888)
"We now proceed to explain the nature of personal identity, SBCT. VJ. which has become so great a question in philosophy, especi- ally of late years in ..."
4. A Treatise on the Law of Identification: A Separate Branch of the Law of by George Emrick Harris (1892)
"personal identity by personal appearance. 4. Same — means of knowledge—proofs to be made. 5. Same — uncertainty of personal identity. 6. ..."
5. Traditional Ojibwa Religion and Its Historical Changes by Christopher Vecsey (1983)
"Quest for personal identity through a Guardian Manito At the traditional naming ceremony the old Ojibwa lent to the child a part of identity, ..."
6. The Works of Joseph Butler: Divided Into Sections; with Sectional Headings by Joseph Butler (1896)
"For, personal identity has been explained so by some, as to render the inquiry concerning a future life of no consequence at all to us the persons who are ..."