Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction

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Personal Identity and Ethics provides a lively overview of the relationship between the metaphysics of personal identity and ethics. How does personal identity affect our ethical judgments? It is a commonplace to hold that moral responsibility for past actions requires that the responsible agent is in some relevant respect identical to the agent who performed the action. Is this true? On the other hand, can ethics constrain our account of personal identity? Do the practical requirements of moral theory commit us to holding ...

Personal Identity and Ethics: A Brief Introduction 2008, Broadview Press Ltd, Peterborough

ISBN-13: 9781551118826

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