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Title: On Second Thought, Let’s Take the Stairs or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Teletransporter
Authors: Lindburg, Michael
Advisors: Hogan, Desmond
Contributors: Lorenz, Hendrik
Department: Philosophy
Class Year: 2016
Abstract: This thesis explored the issues surrounding Personal Identity as argued in Parfit’s Reasons and Persons. Beginning with Parfit’s Reductionism and his arguments on the unimportance of Identity, I sought to determine the importance of identity in survival and whether Parfit’s Relation R accurately reflected the important things in survival. I argued that Parfit’s rejection of the self failed to reflect what we hold to be intuitively important, and that an intermediate Reductionist View that still valued identity was more attractive.
Extent: 54 pages
URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp016969z324g
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Philosophy, 1924-2016

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