On what we are and how we persist

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This article defends novel approaches to what we are and how we persist. First it is claimed that we have disjunctive persistence conditions: we can persist by way of either biological continuity or psychological continuity. Then it is claimed that we are neither human beings nor persons essentially. Rather, we are essentially bio-psycho-continuers, a concept to be explained along the way. A variety of objections are considered and found wanting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-371
Number of pages16
JournalPacific Philosophical Quarterly
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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