Commit 2e428c21 authored by RieksJ's avatar RieksJ
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updated 'identities' with the networked-identity paradigm

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The [Self-Identity](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-concept) or [Self-concept](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-concept) of a %%party|party%% is the %%partial identity|partial-identity%% of which it is both the %%subject|subject%% and the %%owner|owner%%.
The way we define 'identity' seems to be very much in line with the paradigm of [identity as a network](https://aeon.co/essays/the-self-is-not-singular-but-a-fluid-network-of-identities), as worked out by Kathleen Wallace: "[The Network Self](https://www.routledge.com/The-Network-Self-Relation-Process-and-Personal-Identity-1st-Edition/Wallace/p/book/9780367077488)".
For further details, see the %%identity pattern|pattern-identity%%. Related topics can be found in the %%identification pattern|pattern-identification%% and the %%identifier pattern|pattern-identifier%%.
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%%Definitions|definition%% such as these have various difficulties, perhaps the most prominent of which is that they do not provide a criterion that different people can use for determining whether or not something qualifies as an 'identity', and be in agreement on that. As a consequence, the relevance of having an identity, particularly in an %%SSI context|self-sovereign-identity%%, is not clear. Therefore, rather than searching for an answer to the question what an identity is, or should be, this %%pattern|pattern%% seeks to identify the %%concepts|concept%% (ideas), relations between them, and constraints, that together form a coherent and consistent 'viewpoint', or 'way of thinking' about who or what an %%entity|entity%% actually _is_. Readers that are interested in %%identification|identify%% aspects are kindly referred to the %%identification pattern|pattern-identification%%.
The figure below illustrates the concept of/idea that the _being_ of a person, i.e. who the person is, is determined by everyone that has ideasknows about this person.
The figure below illustrates the concept of/idea that the _being_ of a person, i.e. who the person is, is determined by everyone that has ideas, or knows about this person. This seems to be very much in line with the paradigm of [identity as a network](https://aeon.co/essays/the-self-is-not-singular-but-a-fluid-network-of-identities), as worked out by Kathleen Wallace: "[The Network Self](https://www.routledge.com/The-Network-Self-Relation-Process-and-Personal-Identity-1st-Edition/Wallace/p/book/9780367077488)".
In our model, we postulate that %%identity|identity%% is related to who or what an %%entity|entity%% actually _is_, and that this is the combined perception (%%knowledge|knowledge%%) of all %%parties|party%% that know about that entity's existence.
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