Contemporary Philosophers' Views on Persons: Nozick's Self-Makers
Bourgeois (Warren)
Source: Bourgeois - Persons: What Philosophers Say about You, 2003, Chapter 12
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Contents

  1. Crazy solutions
    • 1.1 Nozick’s closest continuer theory
    • 1.2 The similarity metric: Weighted dimensions of closeness
    • 1.3 Closest continuer limits
    • 1.4 Mono-relatedness
    • 1.5 Metaphysical limits
    • 1.6 Social limits
  2. Self-creation and reflexivity
    • 2.1 Reflexivity
    • 2.1.1 Reflexive self-reference
    • 2.1.2 Reflexive caring
  3. Four possible theories of identity of persons over time
    • 3.1 The first theory: The closest continuer is identical
    • 3.2 The second theory: Switch from short-lived to runner-up
    • 3.3 The third theory: ignore the short-lived in favour of the runner-up
    • 3.4 The fourth (and, mercifully, last) theory: The ur-person
  4. Some applications of closest continuer theory to puzzles
  5. What a closest-continuer theorist cares about
    • 5.1 Self as property

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