Criterion of Personal Identity
Garver (Newton)
Source: Journal of Philosophy, 1964, 799-783
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    Graver seeks to illustrate the elusiveness of the philosophical use of the term "criterion" and "the pitfalls of pat explications" by examining in detail a simple attempt at elucidation offered by terence penelhum in his "personal identity, memory and survival"--which is directed at sydney shoemaker's paper "personal identity and memory." Garver concludes that penelhum's failure to give a coherent statement of certain features of criteria suggests that perhaps the concept "criterion" is itself not coherent. (Staff)

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