The papers in this collection are committed to contributing to the debate as to whether personal identity is simple or complex. Perhaps not everyone, and that includes me and, indeed, some of the contributors, realizes that there is such a living debate, thinking rather that the pressing task is to decide which nonsimple view is preferable. One aim, then, for this volume is to persuade readers that the so-called simple view is still on the table. This involves explaining what the simple/complex debate is about and putting before skeptics respectable-looking reasons in support of simplicity. After reading the essays, I remain doubtful whether either task has been achieved, but it may be that this is because I have failed to recognize a good argument even though it has hit me in the face.

The collection begins with an editorial introduction, attempting to. It is...

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