<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 4/15/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Jef Allbright</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:<br><br></span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
It would be wonderful if any and all who engage in discussions of<br>personal identity were familiar with Reasons and Persons, but I was<br>disappointed at what I perceive as Parfit's reluctance to fully<br>embrace the implications of his own work. Such tentativeness seems to
<br>distinguish your thinking from mine as well. I suspect it is more a<br>matter of temperament than philosophy...</blockquote><div><br>I guess you're right. If I were to fully embrace the implications of my beliefs about personal identity, I would not care any more about my own future experiences than I do about anyone else's, but I just can't bring myself to think this way. I am slightly less worried about my own own death than I was before, and I am slightly less inclined to be selfish than I was before, but these changes are not commensurate with the radical intellectual shift.
<br><br>Stathis Papaioannou<br></div><br><div><br> </div><br></div><br>