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Derek Parfit

Print publication date: 1986

Print ISBN-13: 9780198249085

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/019824908X.001.0001

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How We Are not What We Believe

How We Are not What We Believe

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Reasons and Persons

Derek Parfit (Contributor Webpage)

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Examines how the Psychological Criterion of identity is not circular, since psychological continuity can be described in a way that does not presuppose identity. It explores the subject of experiences; souls or Cartesian egos; how a non‐reductionist, Cartesian view might have been true. It offers spectrum arguments against both the Physical and Psychological Criteria; how we think about ourselves in a way that would be justified only if a Cartesian view were true.

Keywords:   Cartesian, ego, identity, memory, person, personal identity, physical criterion, psychological criterion, soul, subject of experience

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