Personal Identity

Read: Perry, “Dialogues on Personal Identity.” Perry personal id night 1,2.

The “chocolates argument” is in Night 1. page 372.


Explain Gretchen Weirob’s argument against the soul theory of personal identity.

Remember, an explanation of an argument includes outlining the argument in valid modus ponens format, and explaining the argument. This assignment should be at least a page long. It should include the following paragraphs:

1. Define “soul.” (your own definition)

2. Outline Gretchen’s “Chocolates analogy” Argument. Outline in valid modus ponens format. See the Lewis Vaughn article Preview the documentfor help with outlining arguments.

3. Explain Gretchen Weirob’s chocolates analogy.

4. Explain how Gretchen uses the analogy to argue against the soul theory of personal identity.

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