Future Generations: Further Problems
Parfit (Derek)
Source: Philosophy & Public Affairs, vol. 11, no. 2 (Spring, 1982), pp. 113-172
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  1. There are three kinds of choice.
    1. Different Number Choices affect both the number and the identities of future people.
    2. Same Number Choices affect the identities of future people, but do not affect their number.
    3. Same People Choices affect neither.
  2. Different Number Choices raise well-known problems. Less well-known are the problems raised by Same Number Choices. Both are discussed above by Gregory Kavka1.
  3. I shall continue this discussion.


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