Perdurance and Psychological Continuity
Merricks (Trenton)
Source: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61, No. 1 (Jul., 2000), pp. 195-198
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    If persons endure, personal identity cannot be analyzed in terms of psychological continuity1. That is one conclusion defended in my "Endurance, Psychological Continuity2, and the Importance of Personal Identity" (PPR, 1999). Rea and Silver (PPR, 2000) claim that my argument for that conclusion is sound only if a parallel argument is sound. The parallel argument concludes that if persons perdure, personal identity cannot be analyzed in terms of psychological continuity3. In this paper, I show that Rea and Silver are mistaken. My argument is sound but the parallel argument is not.

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