Argumenta – Journal of Analytic Philosophy

 

Time, Fission, and Personal Identity

Issue: Issue 9 • Author/s: John Perry
Topics: Metaphysics

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.