Essay 1: Choose one of these questions:
â€¢ Descartes argues that I can doubt the existence of any physical thing, including my body and any part of it, but I cannot doubt that I exist Do you agree that this means you are an immaterial substance? If not, why not?
â€¢ Explain how Locke’s theory of personal identity is different from the dualist theory of personal identity, including how Locke argues for his position
Essay 2: Choose one of these questions:
â€¢ Describe Hume’s argument for the bundle theory of the self Is it a successful criticism of the idea that the self is a fixed, permanent thing that continues through time and space?
â€¢ Explain and evaluate Reid’s argument that psychological characteristics are not sufficient for personal identity
Essay 3: Choose one of these questions:
â€¢ Explain and evaluate the criticism of compatibilism that it cannot make sense of moral responsibility
â€¢ Is immortality possible? If so, how? If not, why are you confident that it is not? (your answer needs to be based on one of the models of personal identity, not a religious commitment, however important religious commitments are)