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. David Hume maintained that since having a certain identity means possessing the same set of properties from one moment to the next, personal identity does not persist through time.

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. Parfit argues that since personal identity doesn't persist through time, we aren't identical with any people from the past, and hence aren't responsible for promises that those people made.

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. The question of personal identity is interesting because many of our most important social institutions, like responsibility, reward, punishment and merit arguably depend on personal identity persisting over time.

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