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Phenomenal Continuity and the Bridge Problem
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, Philosophy.
2011 (English)In: Philosophia (Ramat Gan), ISSN 0048-3893, E-ISSN 1574-9274, Vol. 39, no 2, 289-296 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Any theory that analyses personal identity in terms of phenomenal continuity needs to deal with the ordinary interruptions of our consciousness that it is commonly thought that a person can survive. This is the bridge problem. The present paper offers a novel solution to the bridge problem based on the proposal that dreamless sleep need not interrupt phenomenal continuity. On this solution one can both hold that phenomenal continuity is necessary for personal identity and that persons can survive dreamless sleep.

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2011. Vol. 39, no 2, 289-296 p.
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Phenomenal continuity, Temporal gaps, The bridge problem, Personal identity, Barry Dainton, Psychological continuity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-35115DOI: 10.1007/s11406-010-9281-6ISI: 000290586900006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79956086889OAI: diva2:428555
QC 20110630Available from: 2011-06-30 Created: 2011-06-20 Last updated: 2011-06-30Bibliographically approved

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