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  1. Derek A. Parfit (1999). Experiences, Subjects, and Conceptual Schemes. Philosophical Topics 26 (1/2):217-70.
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  2. Derek A. Parfit (1995). The Unimportance of Identity. In H. Harris (ed.), Identity. Oxford University Press. 13-45.
    We can start with some science fiction. Here on Earth, I enter the Teletransporter. When I press some button, a machine destroys my body, while recording the exact states of all my cells. The information is sent by radio to Mars, where another machine makes, out of organic materials, a perfect copy of my body. The person who wakes up on Mars seems to remember living my life up to the moment when I pressed the button, and he is in (...)
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  3. Derek A. Parfit (1987). Divided Minds and the Nature of Persons. In Colin Blakemore & Susan A. Greenfield (eds.), Mindwaves. Blackwell.
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  4. Derek A. Parfit (1984). Reasons and Persons. Oxford University Press.
    Challenging, with several powerful arguments, some of our deepest beliefs about rationality, morality, and personal identity, Parfit claims that we have a false view about our own nature. It is often rational to act against our own best interersts, he argues, and most of us have moral views that are self-defeating. We often act wrongly, although we know there will be no one with serious grounds for complaint, and when we consider future generations it is very hard to avoid conclusions (...)
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  5. Derek A. Parfit (1973). Later Selves and Moral Principles. In A. Montefiore (ed.), Philosophy and Personal Relations. Routledge and Kegan Paul.
     
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