<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Belzer (Marvin) - Notes on Relation R (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12114.htm">Notes on Relation R</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/B/Author_Belzer (Marvin).htm">Belzer (Marvin)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Analysis, Vol. 56, No. 1, Jan., 1996, pp. 56-62</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PaperSummary_12114.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_12/PapersToNotes_12114.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1">This article shows that Parfit in Reasons and Persons uses the abbreviating phrase 'Relation R' in three distinct ways: (1) according to his explicit definition of the phrase, R is 'psychological connectedness and/or continuity'; (2) when he says identity according to the Psychological Criterion is 'nonbranching R' he assumes R is '<a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_16.htm">psychological continuity</A><SUP>1</SUP>'; and (3) in his arguments that it is R (not identity) that 'matters', R is 'psychological connectedness and continuity'. Some of the criticisms of his Division argument that identity does not 'matter' need to be reevaluated because they assume that the third reading of 'R' plays a role that it need not play.</ol></FONT><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T07:42" pubdate>02/08/2018 07:42:32</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>