Time, fission, and personal identity [article]

John Perry
I argue that the account I gave of Derek Parfit's dividing self-case in "Can the Self Divide?" does not depend on a dubious four-dimensionalist metaphysics as claimed by Eric Olson (2006). I explain my metaphysics of time, and then re-describe my solution in "Can the Self Divide?" comparing it to treatments of the dividing selves by Parfit and Lewis.
doi:10.14275/2465-2334/20187.per fatcat:hbdpdfwkuzfyllgjqeo2idh3qe