What Does Matter
Parfit (Derek)
Source: Parfit - Reasons and Persons, January 1986, pp. 281-307(27).
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    Discusses how our death can seem to disappear; whether and why the continuity of the body matters; why it does not matter whether psychological continuity1 has its normal cause: the continued existence of enough of the same brain. The chapter examines the Branch-Line Case, series-persons, different tokens of a type of person, beings whose identities differ from ours because they reproduce in other ways, partial survival, and successive selves.

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Part 3: Personal Identity: Chapter 13

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