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  1. What Matters in Survival: The Fission Problem, Life Trajectories, and the Possibility of Virtual Immersion.Heidi Savage - manuscript
    One goal here is to motivate and illustrate the possibility that we can accept Parfitian arguments about the importance of personal identity, while rejecting fission as an instance of preserving what matters in survival. That is, singular existence over time is required for preserving what matters, even if identity is not. The second goal is to develop and motivate a theory of persons and what matters in their survival that can accommodate and (...)
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    Is Causation Necessary for What Matters in Survival?Scott Campbell - 2005 - Philosophical Studies 126 (3):375-396.
    In this paper I shall argue that if the Parfitian psychological criterion or theory of personal identity is true, then a good case can be made out to show that the psychological theorist should accept the view I call “psychological sequentialism”. This is the view that a causal connection is not necessary for what matters in survival, as long as certain other conditions are met. I argue this by way of Parfit’s own principle that what (...) in survival cannot depend upon a trivial fact. (shrink)
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    Self-Concern: An Experiential Approach to What Matters in Survival.Raymond Martin - 1997 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a major contribution to the philosophical literature on the nature of the self, personal identity and survival. Its distinctive methodology is one that is phenomenologically descriptive rather than metaphysical and normative. On the basis of this approach Raymond Martin shows that the distinction between self and other is not nearly as fundamental a feature of our so-called egoistic values as has been traditionally thought. He explains how the belief in a self as a fixed, continuous point (...)
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  4. Parfit on What Matters in Survival.Anthony L. Brueckner - 1993 - Philosophical Studies 70 (1):1-22.
    Parfit's most controversial claim about personal identity is that personal identity does not matter in the way we uncritically think it does) I would like to analyze Parfit's reasons for making this claim. These reasons are complex, and they stand in some tension with one another. I would like to examine them carefully and to try to arrive at the strongest case that can be made for Parfit's controversial claim about what matters.
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  5. Nothing Matters in Survival.Torin Alter & Stuart Rachels - 2005 - The Journal of Ethics 9 (3-4):311-330.
    Do I have a special reason to care about my future, as opposed to yours? We reject the common belief that I do. Putting our thesis paradoxically, we say that nothing matters in survival: nothing in our continued existence justifies any special self-concern. Such an "extreme" view is standardly tied to ideas about the metaphysics of persons, but not by us. After rejecting various arguments against our thesis, we conclude that simplicity decides in its favor. Throughout the essay (...)
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    What Matters in Survival.James Baillie - 1993 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 31 (3):255-61.
    I examine Derek Parfit’s claim that it doesn’t matter whether he survives in the future, if someone survives who is psychologically connected to him by “Relation R.” Thus, were his body to perish and be replaced by an exact duplicate, both physically and psychologically identical to him, this would be just as good as “ordinary” survival. Parfit takes the corollary view that replacement of loved ones by exact duplicates is no loss. In contrast, Peter Unger argues that we place (...)
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    What Matters in Survival?James Baillie - 1993 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 31 (3):255-261.
    I examine Derek Parfit’s claim that it doesn’t matter whether he survives in the future, if someone survives who is psychologically connected to him by “Relation R.” Thus, were his body to perish and be replaced by an exact duplicate, both physically and psychologically identical to him, this would be just as good as “ordinary” survival. Parfit takes the corollary view that replacement of loved ones by exact duplicates is no loss. In contrast, Peter Unger argues that we place (...)
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    Is Connectedess Necessary to What Matters in Survival?Scott Campbell - 2001 - Ration 14 (3):193-202.
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    On What Matters in Survival.Nicholas Measor - 1980 - Mind 89 (3):406-11.
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    Memory, Connecting, and What Matters in Survival.R. Martin - 1987 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 65 (1):82-97.
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    Book Review. Self-Concern: An Experiential Approach to What Matters in Survival Raymond Martin. [REVIEW]Marya Schechtman - 2001 - Mind 110 (438):504-507.
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  12. Self-Concern: An Experiential Approach to What Matters in Survival.Martin Raymond & Rovane Carol - 2005 - Philosophical Review 114 (3):399-410.
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    Self-Concern: An Experiential Approach to What Matters in Survival; The Bounds of Agency: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics.J. Whiting - 2005 - Philosophical Review 114 (3):399-410.
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    Is Connectedness Necessary to What Matters in Survival.Scot Campbell - 2001 - Ratio 14 (3):193-202.
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    Book Review. Self‐concern: An Experiential Approach to What Matters in Survival Raymond Martin. [REVIEW]Marya Schechtman - 2001 - Mind 110 (438):504-507.
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  16. Self-Concern: An Experiential Approach to What Matters in Survival.Martin Raymond - 2001 - Mind 110 (438):504-507.
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  17. On What Matters in Survival.Nicholas Measor - 1980 - Mind 89 (355):406-411.
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    What Matters in “Multimorbidity”? Arguably Resilience and Personal Health Experience Are Central to Quality of Life and Optimizing Survival.Carmel Mary Martin - forthcoming - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.
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    What Really Matters.Raymond Martin - 2008 - Synthese 162 (3):325 - 340.
    What really matters fundamentally in survival? That question—the one on which I focus—is not about what should matter or about metaphysics. Rather, it is a factual question the answer to which can be determined, if at all, only empirically. I argue that the answer to it is that in the case of many people it is not one’s own persistence, but continuing in ways that may involve one’s own cessation that really matters fundamentally in (...). Call this the surprising result. What are we to make of it? According to several philosophers, not much. I argue that these philosophers are wrong. What best explains the surprising result is that in the case of many people one’s special concern for oneself in the future is not fundamental, but derived. I explain what this means. Finally I explain why the task of explaining empirically what matters fundamentally in survival is in some ways more like a meditative quest than a traditional inquiry in western philosophy or social science and, as such, is best answered not by psychologists, but by philosophers. (shrink)
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    Against Psychological Sequentialism.Huiyuhl Yi - 2014 - Axiomathes 24 (2):247-262.
    Psychological Sequentialism holds that no causal constraint is necessary for the preservation of what matters in survival; rather, it is sufficient for preservation if two groups of mental states are similar enough and temporally close enough. Suppose that one’s body is instantaneously dematerialized and subsequently, by an amazing coincidence, a collection of molecules is configured to form a qualitatively identical human body. According to Psychological Sequentialism, these events preserve what matters in survival. In this (...)
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  21. Nothing Matters in Survival.Stuart Rachels -Torin Alter - 2005 - The Journal of Ethics 9 (3-4):311-330.
    The Journal of Ethics, Vol. 9, No. 3-4 (October, 2005), pp. 311-330. Abstract: Do I have a special reason to care about my future, as opposed to yours? We reject the common belief that I do. Putting our thesis paradoxically, we say that nothing matters in survival: nothing in our continued existence justifies any special self-concern. Such an “extreme” view is standardly tied to ideas about the metaphysics of persons, but not by us. After rejecting various arguments against (...)
     
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    Reasons to Live Versus Reasons Not to Die.Kathy Behrendt - 2011 - Think 10 (28):67-76.
    ‘Any reason for living is an excellent reason for not dying’ (Steven Luper-Foy, 'Annihilation'). Some claims seem so clearly right that we don’t think to question them. Steven Luper-Foy’s remark is like that. It borders on the ‘trivially true’ (i.e. so obviously true as to be uninteresting). If I have a reason to live, surely I likewise have a reason not to die. It may then be surprising to learn that so many philosophers disagree with this claim—either directly or by (...)
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    "Review of" The Heart of What Matters: The Role for Literature in Moral Philosophy". [REVIEW]Douglas Chismar - 2003 - Essays in Philosophy 4 (2):12.
    Philosophers have long suspected that in good literature, there is something of value to be found for doing philosophy. Plato, for example, delights in quoting the poets, despite his reservations about their social influence. As we have, more recently, sought to energize our teaching methods by supplementing lecture and discussion with novels and short stories, as well as film, music, and poetry, we may struggle with lingering suspicions about this expenditure of valuable class time or worries about whether we are (...)
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    The Heart of What Matters: The Role for Literature in Moral Philosophy.Anthony Cunningham - 2001 - University of California Press.
    The Heart of What Matters shows that literature has a powerful and unique role to play in understanding life's deepest ethical problems. Anthony Cunningham provides a rigorous critique of Kantian ethics, which has enjoyed a preeminent place in moral philosophy in the United States, arguing that it does not do justice to the reality of our lives. He demonstrates how fine literature can play an important role in honing our capacity to see clearly and choose wisely as he (...)
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  25. Multiple Occupancy, Identity, and What Matters.L. Andra - 2007 - Philosophical Explorations 10 (3):211 – 225.
    As regards the question of what matters in survival two views have been identified: on the one hand, we have the view that what matters is identity (the so-called 'commonsense view') and, on the other hand, we have the view that what matters is the holding of certain psychological connections between various mental states over time (the relation R). Several attempts have tried to reconcile these two views involving the so-called 'multiple occupancy view' (...)
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    Multiple Occupancy, Identity, and What Matters.Andra Lăzăroiu - 2007 - Philosophical Explorations 10 (3):211-225.
    As regards the question of what matters in survival two views have been identified: on the one hand, we have the view that what matters is identity (the so-called ?commonsense view?) and, on the other hand, we have the view that what matters is the holding of certain psychological connections between various mental states over time (the relation R). Several attempts have tried to reconcile these two views involving the so-called ?multiple occupancy view? (...)
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    The Truth About the Truth: What Matters When Privacy and Anonymity Can No Longer Be Promised to Those Who Participate in Clinical Trial Research?A. Freeman Cook & H. Hoas - 2013 - Research Ethics 9 (3):97-108.
    The ramifications of including genetic components in the clinical studies conducted in non-academic settings create unique ethical challenges. We used a qualitative research design consisting of semi-structured interviews that took place between October 2010 and September 2012. The sample consisted of 80 participants − 38 physicians and 42 coordinators − who worked across a number of different settings, including clinics, private practices, small hospitals, free standing research centers, and blended hospital-institutes in both rural and urban communities in 13 states across (...)
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  28. In Defense of Future Tuesday Indifference: Ideally Coherent Eccentrics and the Contingency of What Matters.Sharon Street - 2009 - Philosophical Issues 19 (1):273-298.
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    What Matters in (Naturalized) Metaphysics?Sophie R. Allen - 2012 - Essays in Philosophy 13 (1):13.
    Can metaphysics ever really be compatible with science? In this paper, I investigate the implications of the methodological approach to metaphysical theorizing known as naturalized metaphysics. In the past, metaphysics has been rejected entirely by empirically-minded philosophers as being too open to speculation and for relying on methods which are not conducive to truth. But naturalized metaphysics aims to be a less radical solution to these difficulties, treating metaphysical theorizing as being continuous with science and restricting metaphysical methods to empirically (...)
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    What Matters in Metaphysics?Sophie R. Allen - unknown
    Can metaphysics ever really be compatible with science? In this paper, I investigate the implications of the methodological approach to metaphysical theorizing known as naturalized metaphysics. In the past, metaphysics has been rejected entirely by empirically-minded philosophers as being too open to speculation and for relying on methods which are not conducive to truth. But naturalized metaphysics aims to be a less radical solution to these difficulties, treating metaphysical theorizing as being continuous with science and restricting metaphysical methods to empirically (...)
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    Shoemaker on the Duplication Argument, Survival, and What Matters.L. Nathan Oaklander - 1988 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 66 (2):234-239.
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    Combating Land Degradation in Namibia Over 23 Years: Learning What Matters in DLDD.Marina Coetzee, Viviane Kinyaga, Bertus Kruger, Mary Seely & Wolfgang Werner - 2014 - Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 69 (3):171-174.
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    Anti-Realist Excess: Losing Sight of What Matters in Sport.Ken Nickel - 2001 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 28 (2):173-192.
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    What Exactly is an Exact Copy? And Why It Matters When Trying to Ban Human Reproductive Cloning in Australia.B. Gogarty - 2003 - Journal of Medical Ethics 29 (2):84-89.
    This paper examines the current Australian regulatory response to human reproductive cloning. The central consideration is the capacity of the current regulatory regime to effectively deter human cloning efforts. A legislative prohibition on human cloning must be both effective and clear enough to allow researchers to know what practices are acceptable.This paper asks whether the current Australian regime evinces these qualities and suggests that Australia should follow the example set in the UK by the enactment of the Human Reproductive (...)
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  35. Experimental Thoughts and Thought Experiments: Reflections on What Matters in Recent Work by Derek Parfit.Charles Taliaferro - 2012 - Philosophia Christi 14 (1):193-208.
     
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  36. Personal Identity and What Mattes in Survival: An Historical Overview.R. Martin & J. Barresi - 2003 - In Raymond Martin & John Barresi (eds.), Personal Identity. Blackwell. pp. 1--74.
     
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    The Unimportance of Being Any Future Person.Johan E. Gustafsson - 2018 - Philosophical Studies 175 (3):745-750.
    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.
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    Spiritual Considerations for Managers: What Matters Most to Workforce Members in Challenging Times.Joan Marques - 2010 - Journal of Business Ethics 97 (3):381 - 390.
    A survey conducted among 50 members of the Los Angeles Workforce, all within the age range of 20-50 years, and with a minimum of 2 years of work experience and a minimum of 2 years of college education, delivered results that may be of interest to managers in their efforts to enhance workers' satisfaction and successfully transcend the challenges of these times. The focus of this study was on values that mattered most in challenging times to members of the workforces. (...)
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    What Matters in Scientific Explanations: Effects of Elaboration and Content.Benjamin M. Rottman & Frank C. Keil - 2011 - Cognition 121 (3):324-337.
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    Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End.Neil Vickers - 2015 - Medical Humanities 41 (2):145-146.
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    Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End. [REVIEW]Trevor Stammers - 2015 - The New Bioethics 21 (2):177-177.
    Review of Arul Gawande's best seller about preparing for death.
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    Feminist Imperative(s) in Music and Education: Philosophy, Theory, or What Matters Most.Elizabeth Gould - 2011 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 43 (2):130-147.
    A historically feminized profession, education in North America remains remarkably unaffected by feminism, with the notable exception of pedagogy and its impact on curriculum. The purpose of this paper is to describe characteristics of feminism that render it particularly useful and appropriate for developing potentialities in education and music education. As a set of flexible methodological tools informed by Gilles Deleuze's notions of philosophy and art, I argue feminism may contribute to education's becoming more efficacious, reflexive, and reflective of the (...)
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    What is a Person? And Why It Matters in Religious Ethics.Christian Smith - 2014 - Journal of Religious Ethics 42 (1):180-186.
    Here I respond to four critics of my book, What Is a Person?, seeking to find areas of common ground and crucial disagreement. Most importantly, I explore the question of whether all human knowledge is conceptually mediated, acknowledging that, no, indeed, there are likely forms of experiential knowledge that are purely and directly acquired without conceptual mediation.
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  44. Animal Pain: What It is and Why It Matters[REVIEW]Bernard E. Rollin - 2011 - The Journal of Ethics 15 (4):425-437.
    The basis of having a direct moral obligation to an entity is that what we do to that entity matters to it. The ability to experience pain is a sufficient condition for a being to be morally considerable. But the ability to feel pain is not a necessary condition for moral considerability. Organisms could have possibly evolved so as to be motivated to flee danger or injury or to eat or drink not by pain, but by “pangs of (...)
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    Why What Juveniles Do Matters in the Evolution of Cooperative Breeding.Karen L. Kramer - 2014 - Human Nature 25 (1):49-65.
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    [Book Review] Making Babies, Making Families, What Matters Most in an Age of Reproductive Technologies, Surrogacy, Adoption, and Same-Sex and Unwed Parents'rights. [REVIEW]Mary Lyndon Shanley - 2002 - Hastings Center Report 32 (5):43-45.
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    The Best Things in Life: A Guide to What Really Matters.Thomas Hurka - 2010 - Oxford University Press.
    Feeling good: four ways -- Finding that feeling -- The place of pleasure -- Knowing what's what -- Making things happen -- Being good -- Love and friendship -- Putting it together.
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    Utility, Fairness, and What Really Matters in Organ Provision.James Lindemann Nelson - 2004 - American Journal of Bioethics 4 (4):27 – 29.
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    What's in the Names: Philosophy of Religion as Religious Philosophy, Theology as Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry Into Ultimate Matters[REVIEW]Timothy D. Knepper - 2012 - Sophia 51 (2):299-302.
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    The Heart of What Matters: The Role for Literature in Moral Philosophy.O. M. Skilleas - 2003 - British Journal of Aesthetics 43 (1):95-97.
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