What is the form of time, in which we live and realise our selves? Have theorists of personal identity wrongly assumed the nature of time to be sequential and thereby limited our account of self? Mihnea Chiujdea identifies an alternative conception of temporality, found in the work of Martin Heidegger, as necessary to approach the paradoxes inherent in our selfhood.
Cue two lovers meeting in a dark train station. While they embrace it becomes clear to them that the whole content of their being is found in their commitment to one another; they promise never to let anything separate them again. But things don’t always go as planned and after a few weeks spent together things become unbearable and they split up. They both confess to their friends that their lover was not the same person anymore.… Read the rest