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  • iSee also Olson ET. The Human Animal: Personal Identity without Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

  • iiMy view is complicated by its incorporation of the ‘time-relative interests account’ of the harm of death, which applies to sentient nonpersons—and possibly potentially sentient beings (see, e.g., DeGrazia D. The harm of death, time-relative interests, and abortion. Philos Forum 2007;38:57–80.).

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