The Problem of Identity (defining “I”) for a Radical Agnostic
My current theory of identity is that “I” and “you” are POVs (character points of view) in the story of being. Despite or because of the fact that “I” change constantly in my categorization and valuation of those parts of the universe I perceive, my POV—my identity—is always both unique and uniquely connected to my POV’s prior perceptions.
I don’t know whether there is an author who imagined each of our characters, or an audience who is “reading” our adventures. But if there were, it would explain good and evil for me, if good and evil exist outside my POV. I mean, what’s a story without conflict?