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The Identities Of A Person

A person is not one simple entity, but a kaleidoscopically changing algorithm, where parts of the mind, body and soul appear fragmented but are integrated from within.

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"Humans are just the sort of organisms that interpret and modify their agency through their conception of themselves. This is a complicated biological fact about us."

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Characters portray a set of qualities, without having a core unity inside them. Therefore characters do not have any identity crises.

A character has some easily identifiabl...

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Figures form the narratives of their lives, making choices according to the patterns of their archetypes.

A Figurehead perspective on himself is initially an outward repres...

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A person is an idea of a unified centre of choice, judgement, opinion and action, and is a unit of legal and theological responsibility. A person is bound to stand behind his roles...

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Our capacity to make choices is our free will, and it is bound by the responsibility of the choices that are made.

Our ability to make the choices deemed right by society de...

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While a person is a primary agent of principle, the logical extreme of personhood moves inward, towards the operations of the mind and choices of the soul.

This gives birth to all kinds of ...

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Property is the thing which is valued, or protected, and forms the basis of all actions and judgements, whether they are moral, theological, economic or political.

A society gets t...

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The continuity of the self is established in our memories, even though people argue that memories are unreliable, and can be distorted.

The faculty of memory is the foundati...

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The properties of the self give rise to individuality, which begins with conscience and moves towards consciousness. Individuals represent the universal mind of rationality, where ...

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Presence is in a different dimension than the other conceptual identities and is a mode of identity for going beyond achievement, free will or any mode of education. It is beyond i...

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