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History and persons

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The non‐identity problem is usually considered in the forward‐looking direction but a version of it also applies to the past, due to the fact that even minor historical changes would have affected the whole subsequent sequence of births, dramatically changing who comes to exist next. This simple point is routinely overlooked by familiar attitudes and evaluative judgments about the past, even those of sophisticated historians. I shall argue, however, that it means that when we feel sadness abo...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/phpr.12479

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Pembroke College
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Philosophy and Phenomenological Research More from this journal
Volume:
99
Issue:
1
Pages:
162-187
Publication date:
2017-11-29
Acceptance date:
2017-09-24
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EISSN:
1933-1592
ISSN:
0031-8205
Pubs id:
pubs:730826
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uuid:8d39db68-43be-4c8f-84a3-f154a237aa6f
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pubs:730826
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730826
Deposit date:
2017-11-12

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