John Locke Personal Idenity

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According to John Locke, my identity is a substantive manner. If someone asked me "Who I am?" I belive I would reply, "I am Evan," and if asked when I became Evan, I'd probably add that I have always been Evan. I have always considered myself being the same Evan that was born some Eight-Teen years ago, grown bigger. This conception of identity relies in naming a thing X and physically following it through time. For example, I have a chair in my room I call Evan's Chair. It has it's own exclusive features: it is Leather and cushioned, it has Four Legs. it coution is removeable. And I know it is my chair because every time I see it, I see those characteristic features. Moreover, when I sometimes move it to another room, I can still recognize it as Evan's Chair not only because it still has those characteristic features but also because I remember owning such a chair.

What I have been doing with the identity of my chair is recognizing the net molecular arrangements it holds. Technically, there is a logical problem here. According to Quantum Mechanics, atomic particles can break the bonds in a molecular structure, change places, and recreate the same molecular structure. The consequence of this is that the chair I own now is not wholly the same chair I bought. Many times I have picked up electrons from foreign objects through electro-static attraction and passed them on to my chair. In doing so, I not only gave my chair foreign electrons but I received some of the chair's electrons to pass on to something else as well. In a sense, I have often become a medium for switching electrons among objects: I transferred electrons from my dog to my chair just as...