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Personal identity and the radiation argument

Olson, E.T. (2001) Personal identity and the radiation argument. Analysis, 61 (269). pp. 38-44. ISSN 1467-8284


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Sydney Shoemaker has argued that, because we can imagine a people who take themselves to survive a 'brain-state-transfer' procedure, cerebrum transplant, or the like, we ought to conclude that we could survive such a thing. I claim that the argument faces two objections, and can be defended only by depriving it any real interest.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: Copyright © 2001 Eric T. Olson. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Analysis.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Sheffield) > Department of Philosophy (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 24 May 2006
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2014 17:12
Published Version: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1...
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing - Published on behalf of the Analysis Trust
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1111/1467-8284.00267
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1219

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