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HOW TO SOLVE THE NON-IDENTITY PROBLEM

@inproceedings{Boonin2008HOWTS,
  title={HOW TO SOLVE THE NON-IDENTITY PROBLEM},
  author={D. Boonin},
  year={2008}
}
The non-identity problem arises from the fact that in some situations, our choices determine not only the quality of life that people will enjoy in the future, but the identity of the people who will exist to enjoy it. In such cases, the application of moral principles that seem relatively uncontroversial in more familiar contexts can yield results that most people fi nd unacceptable. The problem is thus one of determining how, if at all, these common sense moral beliefs must be revised in… Expand
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