Thought Experiments
Wilkes (Kathleen)
Source: Wilkes - Real People: Personal Identity Without Thought Experiments, Chapter 1
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Sections

  1. Introduction – 1
  2. What thought experiments1 are – 1
  3. First difficulty: the background – 6
  4. Parenthesis: relevance and natural kinds2 – 12
  5. Second difficulty: imagination and 'possibility' – 15
  6. Conditions of personhood – 21
  7. The identification issue: laws and theoretical impossibilities – 27
  8. The reidentification issue: more science fantasies – 36
  9. Losing touch with reality – 43
  10. A promissory note – 48

Comment:

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