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Reasons and Persons
This book challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity. The author claims that we have a false view of our own nature;
Reasons and Persons
This book challenges, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity. The author claims that we have a false view of our own nature;
PERSONAL IDENTITY
[4] The first is that in these cases the question about identity must have an answer. No one thinks this about, say, nations or machines. Our criteria for the identity of these do not cover certain
Equality or Priority
This is the text of The Lindley Lecture for 1991, given by Derek Parfit (1942-2013), a British philosopher.
Equality and Priority
Soulevant, a la suite de T. Nagel, la question de la (re)distribution des benefices entre un enfant en bonne sante et un enfant handicape pour une famille qui doit decider ou non de demenager, l'A.
On What Matters: Volume One
Future Generations: Further Problems
There are three kinds of choice. Different Number Choices affect both the number and the identities of future people. Same Number Choices affect the identities of future people, but do not affect
Future People, the Non-Identity Problem, and Person-Affecting Principles
Suppose we discover how we could live for a thousand years, but in a way that made us unable to have children. Everyone chooses to live these long lives. After we all die, human history ends, since
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