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Persons, populations, and value

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This thesis consists of six independent papers on personal identity, population ethics, and value theory. The central theme of this thesis is the unimportance of personal identity. I begin in Chapter 1 by developing new Parfitian arguments for the unimportance of personal identity in morality, paying special attention to their implications in population ethics. In Chapter 2 I analyse Mark Johnston’s similar metaphysics driven challenge to person based morality, but argue that it is less su...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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0000-0001-5494-9965

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Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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