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In this volume, thirteen philosophers contribute new essays analyzing the criteria for personal identity and their import on ethics and the theory of action: it presents contemporary treatments of the issues discussed in Personal Identity, edited by John Perry (University of California Press, 1975)
Paperback, 340 pages
Published November 15th 1976 by University of California Press (first published October 16th 1976)
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i have trouble properly 'shelving' anthologies. some of the essays are warm, other are dry, some strange, some tortuous. but this a nice one overall. i liked it about a million bazillion kajillion times better than the shoemaker anthology, which was the central text for the personal identity seminar i took this spring. that being said, i understand why one ought to slog through the shoemaker anthology (which includes all the seminal early papers, particularly locke's) before reading this.

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This collection of essays by leading philosophers on the topic focuses on the relationship between personal identity and "what matters" about personal identity--that is, things like care for one's future, and moral and legal responsibility.

It is a pretty good collection.
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