Time, Fission, and Personal Identity
Perry (John)
Source: Argumenta, May 2019
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  1. I argue that the account I gave of Derek Parfit1’s dividing self-case in "Perry (John) - Can the Self Divide?" does not depend on a dubious four-dimensionalist metaphysics as claimed by "Olson (Eric) - Review of Perry's 'Identity, Personal Identity, and the Self'" (2006).
  2. I explain my metaphysics of time, and then re-describe my solution in “Can the Self Divide?” comparing it to treatments of the dividing selves by Parfit and Lewis2.


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