I Have Got a Personal Non-identity Problem: On What We Owe Our Future Selves

@article{Andersen2020IHG,
  title={I Have Got a Personal Non-identity Problem: On What We Owe Our Future Selves},
  author={Didde Boisen Andersen},
  journal={Res Publica},
  year={2020},
  volume={27},
  pages={129-144}
}
The idea that people’s numerical identity may sometimes be discontinuous over time initially appears to provide useful material for defending restrictions on putatively self-harming behaviour in a non-paternalistic manner. According to this line of thinking, sometimes a putatively self-harming act is, in fact, a matter of ‘harm to others’. Yet, in this paper I argue that if we, as we ought to do, take into consideration the non-identity problem, this challenges the notion that the agent at T1… Expand

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