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Offline Baruch

Life and death of a philosopher ...
« on: January 14, 2017, 12:37:10 PM »
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/12/derek-parfit-obituary

Since his work touched on one of my hobby horses, personal identity, he is interesting reading at least in this summary.  His view of personal identity, based on thought experiments like most philosophy, is similar to Buddhism.  Process rather than soul oriented.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.