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Phil Discussion 19:03 Dead - not aware of anything To be harmed, one must be aware of that harm (anything that is bad for you) We don’t know if death is bad because anyone that is there isn’t able to tell us Possible to become aware/ problem: betrayal After death, no more me Being dead doesn’t matter because necessary the entire of being dead happens after  being me. We don’t know what being dead is Something can be bad for you even if you are unaware of it 1. time and space is not different 2. time and space is different  
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lecture 19:03 not very connected to the person you will be 40 years from now so you shouldn’t worry  about death If there are no enduring selves, it is ever right to punish a person for a crime committed  earlier? Parfit: Maybe so. There may be good reason to punish people not for what they did, but  for when someone psychologically connected to them did. punishing an innocent just to prove as an example we should only worry about deterrence, the perpetrator and others if someone murders in self defense, then no point to put the person in jail because they  aren’t going to do it again put in jail so they don’t do it again and it protects other people Parfit: its ok to send someone to a jail for a crime that they didn’t commit if the person is  psychologically connected to the person who committed the crime  People who persist through time, parfit says even if they aren’t the same person but are  psychologically connected, then its ok Does degree of connectedness make a difference? Parfit: When some convict is now less closely connected to humself at the time of the 
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