Why Parfit did not go far enough

Philosophical Studies 165 (1):133-149 (2013)
Abstract
Parfit has argued for the revolutionary thesis that personal identity does not matter in ordinary survival, only the R-relation does. “Reconciliationists,” such as Lewis, have tried to stop this revolution, arguing that both personal identity and the R-relation matter. The disagreement has been between those who hold that only the R-relation matters and those who hold that, in addition, personal identity matters. But there is a third option. I argue that Parfit is right that personal identity does not matter but he is wrong that the R-relation matters, and the reconciliationists are wrong to think both matter since neither does
Keywords Parfit  Personal identity  Survival  R relation  Lewis  Sider  Triviality
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Jens Johansson (2010). Parfit on Fission. Philosophical Studies 2010 (150):21 - 35.
David Lewis (1976). Survival and Identity. In Amelie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.), The Identities of Persons. University of California Press. 17-40.

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