An Exploration of Personal Identity : Internal V. External
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The self is a curious thing. It is not primarily physical but can be created and destroyed. The philosophy of self is the study of the many conditions of identity that make one a subject of experience. The self is sometimes understood as a unified being essentially connected to consciousness, awareness, and agency. There are many theories on how the self is created and destroyed. . It is deeply connected to identity and understanding one’s surroundings. Both Heidegger and Habermas have theories of self and Identity. Both Heidegger and Habermas offer theories of self and Identity. I will present their differing views of subjectivity or identity, critically comparing and contrasting them.