Identity and Responsibility

The question of who we are is a basic question of human life. We can broadly ask this question with regard to mankind, even though identity is also the identity of individuals: who or what am I? Once we understand identity from this point of view, we can debate the connection between identity and responsibility: in which sense do we need to have an identity in order to be capable of being responsible and acting responsibly? And is it not also true that we are responsible for our identity? Indeed, we should not presuppose that identity is always a given. It is at least worth reflecting on identity as something we are responsible for.