Admittedly, memory is the necessary condition for the identification of personal identity and without it, nothing much can be accomplished regarding personal identity this is evidenced in patients suffering from memory loss who end up forgetting their true personal identities. Personal identity deals with philosophical questions that arise about ourselves by virtue of our being people (or, as lawyers and philosophers like to say, persons)this contrasts with questions about ourselves that arise by virtue of our being living things, conscious beings, material objects, or the like.
Global or generalized amnesia is defined as the total loss of a person's identity as a result of some sort of trauma, affecting personal memory but no loss in terms of general knowledge (5) those suffering from amnesia are at a loss of identity, having no memories to draw back on.
Some of these events form an autobiographical memory in which each is a personal representation of the general or specific events and personal facts g kopf, beyond personal identity: dogen, nishida, and a phenomenology of no-self routledge, 2001.
According to the memory theory, personal identity consists in memory that is, sameness of memory is metaphysically necessary and sufficient for sameness of person on this account, given that sameness of memory is sufficient for sameness of person,.
Personal identity thr ough time (for brevity, personal identity, or simply identity when the cont ext permits) locke (1731) viewed memory as constitutive of personal identity thomas reid (1785) a nd.