Ego Theory And Bundle Theory: Ego Theory Vs. Bundle Theory

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The argument of whether or not a human has a soul has been argued throughout centuries. Derek Parfit discusses two separate theories of personal identity, Ego Theory and Bundle Theory. The argument of which present a more accurate account of personhood is very hard to determine. The Ego Theory has some flaws such the soul is separate from the body and is a immaterialist object within us. Bundle Theory is reinforced and proven by the split-brain case, however it can lead to the argument that there is no self. Bundle Theory is the theory that the self is an illusionary concept, everything that exists is a bundle of perception. Ego Theory is that there is a soul. The Ego Theory has some flaws such the soul is separate from the body and is a immaterialist object within us. Bundle Theory is reinforced and proven by the split-brain case, however it can lead to the argument that there is no self.…show more content…
The Bundle Theory explains how there is no self underlining through, that the self is an illusion. In this Theory the self is an idea as it is continuous through time, unchanging. The self is perfectly identical from one time to the next, strictly numerically. The self is perfectly simple as the soul has no parts thus a person cannot lose part of self. Heraclitus once stated, "upon those who step into the same rivers flow different and again different waters." In Bundle Theory we are just a bundle of experiences. However, if Bundle Theory is correct, one can easily try to avoid certain situations simply by stating “I am not the same person who I was yesterday” in cases such as a parking

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