<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Ehring (Douglas) - Personal identity and the R-relation: Reconciliation through cohabitation? (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_05/PaperSummary_5004.htm">Personal identity and the R-relation: Reconciliation through cohabitation?</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/E/Author_Ehring (Douglas).htm">Ehring (Douglas)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 73,Number 3, September 1995, pp. 337-346(10).</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=200><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5004.htm">Paper Summary</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">For Parfit, identity and continuity part company in fission and this gives Parfit his wedge for downplaying the importance of personal identity. Contrary to Parfit, the cohabitationist affirms that there are two people from beginning to end in fission cases, and these people severally occupy a common body prior to fission. The advertised advantage of this cohabitationist thesis is counter-revolutionary--the reconciliation of personal identity and <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_16.htm">psychological continuity</A><SUP>1</SUP>. Some cohabitationists affirm and others deny that prior to fission the cohabiting people share their thoughts, beliefs and desires. The purpose of this paper is to show that the cohabitationist who denies the 'shared thought' thesis cannot establish a reconciliation between identity and continuity.</ol></FONT><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="2018-08-02T06:27" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:27:19</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>