|Source: Garrett - Personal Identity and Self-consciousness, 1998, Chapter 4|
|Paper - Abstract|
- The Importance of Fission
- Six Responses to Fission
- The case is not really possible, so we can say nothing about it and learn nothing from it.
- I survive the operation, and am one or other of Lefty or Righty.
- I survive fission as both Lefty and Righty.
- The case of fission has been misdescribed. Lefty and Righty exist prior to fission, but only become spatially separated at fission.
- When I divide into Lefty and Righty, I cease to exist. Lefty and Righty then come into existence, and are numerically distinct, though initially very similar persons.
- It is vague or indeterminate whether I am Lefty and vague or indeterminate whether I am Righty. There is simply no fact of the matter as to who I am after fission.
- The Best Candidate1 Theory of Personal Identity
- Some Comments on the Best Candidate2 Theory
- The Lesson of Fission
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