Analysis 49 (4):205 (1989)

Simon Beck
University of the Western Cape
The paper takes a close look at Derek Parfit’s example of the Nineteenth Century Russian in 'Reasons and Persons'. Parfit presents it as an example which illustrates the moral consequences of adopting his reductionist view of personal identity in a positive light. I argue that things turn out to be more complex than he envisages, and that it might be far more difficult to live in his world than he allows.
Keywords Personal Identity  Derek Parfit  Thought-experiments
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DOI 10.1093/analys/49.4.205
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