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dc.date.available2013-03-12T11:36:42Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.submitted2011-11-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationDyrhaug, Erik. Insubstantial Survival. Masteroppgave, University of Oslo, 2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/24859
dc.description.abstractThere are many competing accounts of what a person’s identity over time consists in. This thesis addresses this topic, but not this question in particular. Like Parfit, I argue that when it comes to our survival, identity cannot be what matters. I try to make the case that creating reductionist accounts of our persistence is a sidetrack to a more interesting problem. When considering ourselves and others in a situation, we automatically apply the idea of a subject. It is also from this perspective that the question of survival seems most important. Under this conception of ourselves, however, we should not think of ourselves as persisting (unless we are prepared to think of ourselves as being souls). Upon realizing this, we become free to investigate the nature of our survival, without the logic of identity restricting us. From this understanding I try to create an account of personal survival, uniting the idea of a subject with that of a life. I also look at how some of the concepts and practices usually thought to depend on personal identity over time (e.g. desert) can be accommodated within this picture.eng
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.titleInsubstantial Survival : Persons and Livesen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.date.updated2012-04-11en_US
dc.creator.authorDyrhaug, Eriken_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::161en_US
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:dissertation&rft.au=Dyrhaug, Erik&rft.title=Insubstantial Survival&rft.inst=University of Oslo&rft.date=2011&rft.degree=Masteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-30336en_US
dc.type.documentMasteroppgaveen_US
dc.identifier.duo142255en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorAnders Stranden_US
dc.identifier.bibsys121175502en_US
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/24859/2/Dyrhaug.pdf


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