Notes on Williams, 'The Self and the Future'
Funkhouser (Eric)
Source: Funkhouser (Eric) - Metaphysics, Spring 2014
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  1. “Bernard Williams provides two versions of a torture story.
  2. One version appears to support the psychological continuity1 theory whereas the other version appears to support the bodily continuity2 theory.
  3. Provide the version of the torture story that is supposed to support the bodily continuity3 theory.
  4. Present the story in the careful step-by-step manner employed by Williams.
  5. At what step in this story could the psychological continuity4 theorist reasonably object, and how so?”


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