Princeton University Library Catalog

Why Personal Identity Matters First and Foremost in Caring About Survival

Author/​Artist:
Sedeski, Thomas [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Johnston, Mark [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year:
2014
Description:
38
Summary note:
This thesis serves as a counterargument to Derek Parfit’s seminal work in the study of Personal Identity. Parfit claims that if reductionism is the correct ontological view of persons then we cannot give a philosophical defense of our commonsense concern for personal identity over time. He concludes, identity does not matter.