Parfit and the sorites paradox

Philosophical Studies 83 (2):113-20 (1996)
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This paper aims to establish that Sorites reasoning, a fundamental part of Parfit's work, is more destructive that he intends. I establish the form that Parfit's arguments take and then substitute premises whose acceptability to Parfit I show. The new argument demonstrates an eliminativism or immaterialism concerning persons which Parfit must find repugnant



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Jerry Goodenough
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