On What Matters in Survival
Measor (Nicholas)
Source: Mind, 89, No. 355, Jul., 1980, pp. 406-411
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    The article attempts to adjudicate in the dispute between david lewis and derek parfit1 over whether the i-relation (the relation which holds between stages of the same person) is what matters2 in survival. It is claimed, firstly, that parfit3 attributes to lewis a view which the latter does not and need not hold, and, secondly, that lewis's appeal to common-sense in defence of his claim that the i-relation is what matters4 does not succeed.

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