<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Brueckner (Anthony) - Parfit On What Matters In Survival (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4760.htm">Parfit On What Matters In Survival</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Brueckner (Anthony).htm">Brueckner (Anthony)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Philosophical Studies 70, 1993, pp. 1-22</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperSummary_4760.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PaperCitings_4760.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_04/PapersToNotes_4760.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>This paper is a critical discussion of Parfit's argument (in <em>Reasons and Persons</em>) to show that <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_16.htm">psychological continuity</A><SUP>1</SUP> is the proper focus of the concern one normally attaches to personal identity. </li><li>One focus is the role of the indeterminacy of identity in Parfit's reasoning.</li></ol></FONT><BR><U>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Parfit's most controversial claim about personal identity is that personal identity does not matter in the way we uncritically think it does. </li><li>I would like to analyze Parfit's reasons for making this claim. These reasons are complex, and they stand in some tension with one another. </li><li>I would like to examine them carefully and to try to arrive at the strongest case that can be made for Parfit's controversial claim about <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_108.htm">what matters</A><SUP>2</SUP>. </li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>See <a name="3"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_04/Abstract_4761.htm">Parfit (Derek) - The Indeterminacy Of Identity: A Reply To Brueckner</A>" for a reply.<BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:24" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:24:20</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>