Intentions and Personal Identity Rory Madden Oxford University This paper explores the relationship between intentions and personal identity. Specifically I aim show that there are ways in which intentions and personal identity are related that may be problematic for a particular theory of personal identity - for a neo-Lockean theory of personal identity. I will do this by presenting two arguments, an argument from ‘belief-dependence’, and an argument from ‘extrinsic causation’. Each aims to show that the neo-Lockean theory is objectionably circular. Whether these arguments in the end succeed in this aim depends in part upon some difficult methodological issues about the permissibility of circularity in philosophical theory, issues that unfortunately lie beyond the scope of the present paper. What I hope will be achieved in the scope of the present paper is at least a fresh sense of the relevance to the personal identity debate of some interesting issues in the Philosophy of Mind.