I'm struggling with the meaning of 'personal' when one refers to man being personal. I've heard that 'personal' refers to those aspects that distinguish man from non-man, but I find that answer unsatisfactory. Wearing clothes certainly doesn't form part of our being personal?

  • See Personal Identity for references. – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Dec 30 '17 at 13:17
  • But in human society clothes is a way to differenetiate a group of humans from other groups, and for sure animal do not wear clotehs. Thus, you mast distinguish between social identity (humans vs non-humans and human group vs human group) and personal (i.e. individual) identity. – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Dec 30 '17 at 13:20
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    Without context it's nearly impossible to answer this. – virmaior Dec 30 '17 at 14:50
  • The concept of a person has often been examined, and attracted a variety of answers. I am disinclined to refuse the question even as it stands. – Geoffrey Thomas Dec 30 '17 at 23:08
  • @LookingForJoanna. Are you asking 'What is a person ?', 'How does one distinguish persons from non-persons ?' – Geoffrey Thomas Jan 11 '18 at 19:39

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