Evidence – Quote
Evidence – Summary/Paraphrase
We learn more in depth about the nature of reality in the article, Is the Doctor Still the Doctor- Am I Still Me? A question that David Johnson poses is, “What makes you at ten and you now the same person?” He answers this question by saying, “You’re merely parts- time slices or ‘episodes’- of a person” (51). At age ten, we obviously acted differently and had a different personality than we do now. Johnson continues by talking about our soul. We retain our identity over time because we have the same soul. Plato defines the soul as being the immaterial part of you. Johnson states, “It’s where decisions are made, self- control is exercised, emotions and sensations are felt, and where memories are stored and recalled” (52). You are the same person as you were several years ago, but parts of yourself and your reality change.