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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL232H1
Professor
Dan Dolderman
Semester
Summer

Description
B. Williams – “The Self and the Future”  A & B switch bodies  They’re minds are put into one another  A & B are the persons who enter  A-body-person is the person who looks like A  Then, A-body-person is actually B  Suppose, after the experiment, one of the two resultant persons, the A-body-person and the B-body- person will be given $100,000 and the other one tortured  Suppose A chooses that the B-body-person gets the money and A-body-person gets tortured  Suppose B chooses the opposite  It is clear, they can’t both get what they want  Evidently, A and B before the experiment will know that the outcome they chose will either be the one they want or the one they don’t want  Is it true that when the experimenter proceeds after the experiment to a
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