Personal Identity
Daniels (Charles)
Source: American Philosophical Quarterly, 6.3, 1969, pp. 226-232
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  1. The best of the traditional arguments concerning the question of whether or not bodily continuity1 is a necessary condition of personal survival are stated and evaluated.
  2. A great variety of problems and problem cases are discussed, and there is a further discussion about the status of problem cases themselves: how exactly do these cases bear on the original question and what kinds of answers do they allow us and disallow us to give it.
  3. The conclusion is reached that no argument demonstrates conclusively that reincarnation2 or change of bodies is logically impossible.

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