Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (1):1-17 (1992)

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Simon Beck
University of the Western Cape
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Thought-experiments in which one person divides into two have been important in the literature on personal identity. I consider three influential arguments which aim to undermine the force of these thought-experiments – arguments from David Wiggins, Patricia Kitcher and Kathleen Wilkes. I argue that all three fail, leaving us to face the consequences of splitting, whatever those may be.
Keywords personal identity  thought-experiments  thought experiments  fission  Kathleen Wilkes  David Wiggins
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ISBN(s) 0038-4283
DOI southernjphil199230114
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