Philosophical Studies 175 (3):745-750 (2018)

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Johan E. Gustafsson
University of York
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Derek Parfit’s argument against the platitude that identity is what matters in survival does not work given his intended reading of the platitude, namely, that what matters in survival to some future time is being identical with someone who is alive at that time. I develop Parfit’s argument so that it works against the platitude on this intended reading.
Keywords personal identity  division  indeterminacy  survival  what matters  fission
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