Survival and Trivial Facts
Ehring (Douglas)
Source: Analysis, vol. 47, 1987, pp. 50-54
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  1. According to Derek Parfit, what makes the difference between survival and death cannot be some trivial fact. What makes for survival is psychological connectedness and/or psychological continuity1, relation R.
  2. In this paper, I argue that given this non-triviality requirement, relation R can be shown not to be what is important to survival.

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