38: The Greatest Movies Ever Made about Personal Identity
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December 30, 2013
Who is the real you? What happens to your identity when your body gets cloned or reconstituted with all the same memories and character traits? Does society construct our true selves or repress them? Can we ever escape our pasts and become different people? Dave thinks conceptual analysis and arousal measuring devices can solve all these problems but allows Tamler his dream of temporarily becoming the host of a movie podcast. They list their top 5 favorite movies about personal identity. Plus, do they have to eat still more crow—this time from Sam Harris? LinksPersonal Identity [plato.stanford.edu]Google Glass [youtube.com]Tamler's Top 55. Fight Club4. A Clockwork Orange3. Infernal Affairs2. Moon1. A History of ViolenceDavid's Top 55. Blade Runner4. Vertigo3. Looper 2. Groundhog Day1. Back to the FutureHonorable MentionsSolaris (Russian version)Being John MalkovichMementoMy Fair LadyAll of MeZelig One Flew Over the Cuckoos NestSpirited AwayThe PrestigeShutter IslandUnforgivenSide EffectsAny Star Trek Movie