Is personal identity what matters?
Parfit (Derek)
Source: The Ammonius Foundation, December 31, 2007
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Author’s Abstract

  1. In my book "Parfit (Derek) - Reasons and Persons", I defended one view about the metaphysics of persons, and also claimed that personal identity is not what matters.
  2. In this paper I shall give some further arguments for this second claim, and also try to respond to some forceful objections by Mark Johnston.
  3. I shall not, however, try to decide what does matter, since that is a much larger and more difficult question1.


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